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Southwestern Skillet Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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This recipe for Southwestern Skillet Macaroni and Cheese, by , is from It's about Thyme!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Charles Lee
Added: Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Cup elbow macaroni
1 Lbs ground skinless turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin
1/2 t salt
1 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes with their juice
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 4 1/2 oz can chopped mild green chilies
1/2 cup water
1 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese, (preferably extra sharp)

Directions:
Directions:
Cook the macaroni according to package directions omitting the salt, if desired; then drain.

Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium high heat. Add the turkey and cook until no longer pink, about 8 minutes. Stir in the onion, bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, chiles and water, bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 10 minutes. Add the macaroni and the cheese, stirring to combine.

You can serve this with an assortment of garnishes, including diced white onion, sliced jalapeņo pepper, and baked tortilla chips.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
10 minutes, cook time about 25 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is from Weight Watchers, and it is very good.

 

 

 

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