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Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a standout amongst the BEST comfort food out there as I would like to think.

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Who doesn’t love Macaroni and Cheese? There are a million different ways to make it, but nevertheless, it’s always a hit. Mac and Cheese is a standout amongst the BEST comfort food out there as I would like to think.

The Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Macaroni and Cheese recipe is great whether you are making it at home or over a campfire. The pastabilities are endless! 😂

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Mac & Cheese Recipe

If you love macaroni and cheese, but want something in bite-sized form for a delicious appetizer, we also have a baked mac & cheese bites recipe for you.

Southwest Mac & Cheese Ingredients

  • Whole milk
  • All-purpose flour
  • Unsalted butter
  • Goat milk cheese
  • Gruyere
  • Red bell pepper, chopped
  • Orange bell pepper, chopped
  • Yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • Bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled
  • Elbow macaroni, cooked and drained (or your favorite pasta noodle)
  • Southwest seasoning
  • Green onions (optional)
  • For exact amounts, please see recipe card below.

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Mac & Cheese Recipe

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese in a Cast Iron Skillet

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the milk, butter, seasoning and flour to a pot on medium-high heat, stirring often until the mixture thickens.

Whisk in the cheese, until blended, then slowly add in the crumbled bacon mixing until combined.

Add the chopped peppers to the cooked macaroni, stir to mix well.

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Mac & Cheese Recipe

Stir in the cheese and bacon mixture to the macaroni.

Spray the cast iron skillet with cooking spray then add the macaroni and cheese mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is slightly browned.

Enjoy!

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Mac & Cheese Recipe

 

Notes: Make it more of a meal by adding rotisserie chicken, a can of chicken breast, tuna fish, or anything else that you would like.

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Recipe

If you have leftovers, you can also add it to a hamburger, hot dog or enjoy a waffle mac and cheese.

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Recipe

Yield: 1

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a standout amongst the BEST comfort food out there as I would like to think.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ C whole milk
  • 4 tsp. all-purpose flour
  • ¼ C unsalted butter
  • 1 C goat milk cheese and 1 C gruyere
  • ½ medium each; chopped red bell pepper, chopped orange bell pepper, and chopped yellow bell pepper,
  • 4 slices bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled
  • 8 oz elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • TBSP Southwest seasoning
  • Green onions (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the milk, butter, seasoning and flour to a pot on medium-high heat, stirring often until the mixture thickens.
  3. Whisk in the cheese, until blended, then slowly add in the crumbled bacon mixing until combined.
  4. Add the chopped peppers to the cooked macaroni, stir to mix well.
  5. Stir in the cheese and bacon mixture to the macaroni.
  6. Spray the cast iron skillet with cooking spray then add the macaroni and cheese mixture.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until the top is slightly browned.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

Make it more of a meal by adding rotisserie chicken, a can of chicken breast, tuna fish, or anything else that you would like.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 573Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 1705mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 25g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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Cast Iron Skillet Southwest Mac & Cheese Recipe

 

 

Leela

Sunday 7th of February 2021

There is nothing like homemade mac and cheese!

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