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Creamy, spicy, comforting hatch green chile mac and cheese. Perfect for warming you up the coming fall days. #macandcheese #dinner #dinnerrecipes #cheese #comfort #comfortfood #hatchchile #greenchile
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Creamy Spicy Hatch Green Chile Mac and Cheese

Creamy, spicy, comforting mac and cheese.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy
Servings: 4
Calories: 530kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces pasta of choice about 2 cups small macaroni
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 cups grated cheese of choice I used a mix of Monterey Jack and cheddar
  • 1 cup diced fire roasted hatch chile peppers or to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
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  • In another large sauté pan or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir for about three minutes, until completely smooth and incorporated.
    Creamy, spicy, comforting hatch green chile mac and cheese. Perfect for warming you up the coming fall days. #macandcheese #dinner #dinnerrecipes #cheese #comfort #comfortfood #hatchchile #greenchile
  • Pour in 1 cup of the milk in a thin stream while whisking. It might start out lumpy, but keep whisking and it will smooth out into a thick paste. Add the rest of the milk and whisk until smooth. Keep on medium heat, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes, until the sauce thickens.
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  • Cook the pasta according the package, then drain well.
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  • Remove the sauce from the heat and add the salt and pepper, diced hatch chile, and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Add the drained pasta and gently mix. Taste and adjust seasonings if needed and enjoy hot.
    Creamy, spicy, comforting hatch green chile mac and cheese. Perfect for warming you up the coming fall days. #macandcheese #dinner #dinnerrecipes #cheese #comfort #comfortfood #hatchchile #greenchile

Notes

If you’re going to roast your own chile, you need about 3-4 depending on size. Rub them with a bit of oil, place on a sheet pan and broil on high until black and soft, flipping once. Place in a bag and seal (or put in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap) and let steam. Skin, stem, de-seed, and chop. You can also use canned chopped green chile.
Serves 4 as a side or 2 as a main. Estimated nutrition is for a side serving

Nutrition

Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 65.1g | Protein: 27.1g | Fat: 16.7g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 1073mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 6.1g | Sugar: 12.7g