Southwest Style ~ Macaroni and Cheese!!!



Ingredients:

2 cups cubed cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
1 Jalapeño – with seeds
1 handful of fresh cilantro
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon capers
1 tsp. molasses
5 sun dried tomatoes
Dashes of cumin
Dashes of paprika
Dashes of curry
Dashes of chili powder
½ cup crushed croutons
1 lb. of your favorite macaroni

In a sauce pot gently heat the milk, cheddar cheese and butter.

In a food processor combine the jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, capers and sun-dried tomatoes.  Process this mixture, leaving it slightly course.

Add the mixture from the food processor to the milk, cheddar cheese and butter and continue to gently simmer.  Add the seasonings to taste and the molasses.

Preheat Oven 325 degrees:

Prepare a baking dish with butter.

Prepare the macaroni as directed, drain and place in the prepared baking dish.

Pour the mixture from the sauce pot over the macaroni and gently toss.

Top with the crushed croutons.


Bake for 20-25 minutes.

This is another perfect side dish.

With Love,

Catherine
xo
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41 comments:

  1. these macarroni make me hungry ! LOL

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  2. this looks delicious!
    Have a great day,
    Janet :)

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  3. I don't like cheddar,I usually use Emmenthal but this dish is perfect for a dinner party! have a good week Catherine, blessings...

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  4. Yum yum Catherine, you have a magical camera there that captures both visuals and smells, cause I am craving here...again....Honestly I have no idea what else to use and diminish my cravings, it's a horrible curse.

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  5. Catherine... This is a really pretty modification of good old mac 'n cheese! I love all of the flavors/spices you've added. Thanks for the recipe! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  6. This looks great, I might even throw in a little pepper jack cheese to kick it up even more!

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  7. OMG.,...una delicia me da hambre mirar de lujo,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  8. Ránézésre is tökéletes!!!

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  9. I love how this looks crunchy on the top--that's my favorite part! anne

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  10. Good lord what perfect timing .I just got back from Arizona and thought I had the best mac and cheese ever and here is the Southwest Version we loved nicely done cant wait to try it!

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  11. oooh this looks delish!!!!!!!!!

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  12. It looks incredible!!! I´m surprised that you used molasses, great idea, I use it for bread and cookies. Blessings

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  13. It looks incredible!!! I´m surprised that you used molasses, great idea, I use it for bread and cookies. Blessings

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  14. I love this! A southwestern take on my very favorite food!

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  15. So much mac and cheese! I love it!

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  16. Mac and cheese with a southwest twist sounds delectable Catherine! Perfect comfort food! xoxo

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  17. Great...now I'm craving mac and cheese! lol ;)

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  18. It looks so good. I'm hungry! Hope you are having a blessed week!

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  19. Wow, I had dinner not long ago but you're making me hungry - what a fun version of mac cheese!

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  20. Need to make this for my little one...wow, molasses..capers sound great, jalapeno...now sometimes those are even too hot for this Texas girl

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  21. my kids like macaroni and cheese. will definitely try this recipe for them. looks delicious.

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  22. Catherine, this really sounds lovely. My gang will love this. I hope all is well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  23. I love everything that has macarroni in it!!! It looks great!

    Administrator,
    Greek Food Shop

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  24. This is a great version of the mac and cheese!!! This looks really great Catherine!

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  25. Interesting combo!! Sounds very tasty! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  26. Looks delicious! I am now seriously craving some mac & cheese :)

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  27. Delicious, I love pasta and spice! Your recipe is very good!
    Have a nice day!

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  28. Yummy Catherine. My husband would love this, better bookmarking... Ciao!

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  29. I'll be right over for some of that. Yummy.

    Have a terrific day. :)

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  30. You're killing us with these mac and cheese recipes this week! :) This looks amazing.

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  31. I'm extremely hungry, for me mac and cheese is the perfect thing to indulge with

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  32. Looks very delicious. I got excited when I read jalapenos in it!

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  33. Un plato maravilloso me encanta luce delicioso,abrazos hugs,hugs.

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  34. Oh, boy, does this look marvelous, Catherine!! Cheesy and spicy...just perfect comfort food!

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  35. Wow, what a gorgeous photo. I could just eat it. Love the crunch too.
    Sam

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  36. Your mac and cheese recipe sounds terrific. Love what you have created!

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  37. This mac n cheese is calling my name Catherine!

    Have a wonderful Saturday

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  38. I love change-ups to macaroni and cheese. This looks really, really tasty and comforting.

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