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Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Southwest Macaroni and Cheese

Add a Mexican twist to homemade mac and cheese. This delicious recipe with a simple sauce is perfect for any home chef with any skill level. Spice up your next mac and cheese night! 

Southwest Macaroni and Cheese

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Southwest Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe from Erin Chase of $5 Dinners


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni noodles
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 10 ounce can of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 2 cups cooked black beans, or 15 ounce can black beans
  • 15 ounce can corn
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese, or Pepper Jack cheese blend, divided


  1. Cook the pasta noodles as directed. Drain.
  2. In the same pot, stir together the sour cream, Rotel diced tomatoes, black beans, and corn together. Then, add the drained noodles back into the sauce.
  3. Stir in about 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese. Use the remaining cheese as a topping for each serving.
  4. Serve warm.
I’m Erin Chase, also known as the $5 Dinner Mom. I have a little problem. I can not make a meal that costs more than $5. It’s unnatural, but, my pocketbook thanks me!

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