This has been a stand-by side dish since we’ve been in Texas. I had never heard of Ro-Tel before meeting my husband and it’s now a staple in our pantry. I guess it’s a southern thing. In any case, it makes a good quick & easy mac & cheese.
Spicy Baked Macaroni & Cheese
3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1 lb. shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (10 oz.) RO*TEL Diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Cook macaroni as directed on package;
drain and set aside. Melt margarine over low heat. Stir in flour; cook
1 minute, stirring constantly until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Stir
in milk; heat to a boil; stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until
thickened, about 1 minute.
Add cheese and RO*TEL. Stir until cheese
is melted, then remove from heat. Stir macaroni into cheese sauce.
Transfer to an ungreased 9 x 12-inch baking dish. Bake uncovered 30
minutes or until heated through. Serves 10.