Mexican Mac and Cheese

Mexican Mac and Cheese

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 42 min
  • Total: 52 min
  • Serving: Makes 12 Servings

Take classic mac and cheese, add some Mexican flair and you get delicious comfort food with a twist.


  • 12 ounces dried mostaccioli or rigatoni pasta (3 cups)
  • 1pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 16-ounce jar green medium-hot salsa
  • 2 8-ounce package shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 cups)
  • Tomato wedges, sliced jalapeño peppers, and chopped fresh cilantro to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a baking dish with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package directions, drain and return back to pot.
  3. In the meantime, place the sausage and the onion into a large skillet over medium heat and cook for about 6 minutes, or until sausage has browned on all sides.
  4. Place the sausage mixture into the pot with the pasta, add the salsa and stir the mixture to combine.
  5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and place in the oven for 35 minutes. Top with the tomato, jalapeno peppers and cilantro to garnish.


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