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Green Chile Mac and Cheese

This green chili mac and cheese is a new flavorful twist on the traditional mac and cheese. Seasoned with our green chili seasoning this fun version of mac and cheese is the perfect treat to enjoy anytime. 

Green chile mac and cheese in a baking dish with a spoon

Mac and cheese is an ultimate cheesy favorite food dish that has been made into many different versions over the years. You can get fried mac and cheese bites, baked mac and cheese, different flavored mac and cheeses, cauliflower mac and cheese, and so much more. Mac and cheese or in some places know as macaroni and cheese is a fun cheesy treat that many people love. 

We have created this fun green chili mac and cheese for those who want to explore some new mac and cheese options. We combine our green chili seasoning with cheese, macaroni noodles, and green chilies to create an explosion of flavors you will enjoy. 

ingredients for green chile mac and cheese, macaroni noodles, diced green chilies, butter, flour, milk, chugwater chili green chili seasoning, monteray cheese, and sharp cheddar cheese

Cooking the Macaroni Noodles 

In a medium pot, add water to fill about half the pan, a pinch of salt, and boil 2 ½ cups of macaroni noodles until tender. Depending on which brand you use there will be instructions on the box if you need help learning how to boil them. 

Drain the noodles into a colander and set aside until you have finished making the cheese sauce. 

cooked macaroni noodles in colander

Creating the Green Chile Cheese Sauce 

It is time to make the cheese sauce for this mac and cheese. 

In the same medium pot, sauté 4 oz diced green chilies in 2 tablespoons of butter. Cook until butter has melted and green chilies have become fragrant. 

butter and diced green chilies in a pot

diced green chilies sauteed in butter in pot

Add in 3 tablespoons of flour and whisk together. 

flour added into pot with sauteed diced green chilies

Whisk in 2 cups milk and 2 rounded tablespoons of Chugwater Chili Green Chili Seasoning

milk and Chugwater Chili Green Chili Seasoningadded to pot

Add in 1 ½  cups of shredded Monterey jack cheese, and 1 ½  cups shredded sharp cheddar. Stir until cheese has melted to create a green chili cheese sauce. 

monteray jack cheese added into pot

Sharp cheddar cheese added to pot

Salt and pepper the sauce to taste. Or just add in ¼ teaspoon salt and a few shakes of pepper. It is up to your taste preferences. 

green chile cheese sauce in pot

Combining the Cheese Sauce and Macaroni Noodles 

Now it is time to combine the cheese sauce and the cooked macaroni noodles. Stir the cooked noodles into the cheese sauce until all noodles are coated in cheese. 

macaroni noodles added into pot with cheese sauce

macaroni noodles mixed with cheese sauce in pot

Baking the Mac and Cheese 

Transfer the green chili mac and cheese to a medium baking dish and top with a ½ cup shredded Monterey jack and a ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese. If you really like cheese, then you can add extra to the top if you want to. 

mac and cheese added to baking dish

cheese added to the top of the mac and cheese in the baking dish

Broil on hi until the cheese has melted and turns slightly brown on top. 

How to Serve Green Chili Mac and Cheese 

Now that you have made some delicious green chili mac and cheese it is time to enjoy it. The great thing about mac and cheese is that you can enjoy it as a meal in itself or as a side dish to accompany any meal.

green chile mac and cheese on plate ready to eat

Here are some of our favorite recipes that this dish can be served with. 

Now that you have learned a fun new Chugwater Chili recipe, here are a few more that you should try out!!! 

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