Chipotle Chile Mac and Cheese

28  Ratings
  • 20 min prep
  • 35 min total
  • Makes 6 servings, about 1 cup each.

Chipotle Chile Mac and Cheese Recipe


  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) macaroni and sharp cheese dinner
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 RITZ Crackers, coarsely crushed (about 1/4 cup)


  • Heat  oven to 400ºF.
  • Prepare  Dinner as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown beef with onion and bell pepper in large skillet over medium-high heat 5 min. Drain.
  • Add  meat mixture to prepared Dinner and stir in chipotle pepper. Spoon into greased 2-qt. casserole or baking dish. Top with green onions, cheese and cracker crumbs.
  • Bake  15 min. or until mixture is hot.

Recipe Tips

SubstitutePrepare using extra-lean ground beef and shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese.

Take AlongMake your macaroni and cheese casserole in a disposable foil pan so you can enjoy while tailgating! Just heat on a covered grill on low heat until mixture is golden and heated through.

TipFor additional heat, increase to 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce.


Nutrition Information

Makes 6 servings, about 1 cup each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 420 
    • Total fat 18 g
    • Saturated fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 70 mg
    • Sodium 770 mg
    • Carbohydrate 36 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 5 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 26 g
    • Vitamin A 20 %DV
    • Vitamin C 25 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 25 %DV
    • Iron 20 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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