Skillet Mexican Mac and Cheese

Serves: 6

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8 ounces elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound ground turkey or lean ground beef
1 16-oz. jar tomato salsa
1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
1 cup shredded Cheddar
1 avocado, diced
1 cup crushed tortilla chips, optional


Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook pasta until just tender, about 8 minutes or as package label directs. Drain.

2. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add meat and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cook, breaking up chunks with a wooden spoon, until meat loses its pink color, about 5 minutes.

3. Stir in salsa and tomato sauce and bring to a simmer. Stir in pasta and cook until bubbling, about 3 minutes. Stir in cheese and cook, stirring, until cheese has melted, about 1 minute longer. Spoon into bowls, top with avocado and chips, if desired, and serve.

Created date

July 2014

Nutritional Information

Calories 431
Fat 19 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 76 mg
Sodium 747 mg