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Skillet Mexican Mac and Cheese

All You AUGUST 2014

  • Yield: Serves: 6
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:5 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.74


  • Salt
  • 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


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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 431
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 6g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 76mg
  • Sodium: 747mg

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