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Tex-Mex Style Macaroni & Cheese

Spruce up your family meal with this Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese that is made with clean ingredients and tastes phenomenal!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Tex-Mex
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Pasta, Vegetarian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 185kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 8 ounces whole wheat macaroni dry
  • 15 ounce kidney or black beans can, drained
  • 16 ounce salsa jar, no sugar added
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 cup 2% sharp cheddar cheese grated -block cheese is best


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cook macaroni according to package instructions, drain. Combine in a large mixing bowl, cooked macaroni and remaining ingredients. Add to medium casserole dish, spread evenly, cover loosely with foil and bake 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Add additional cheese if desired.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 451mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7