Three things belong on every Southern table to make it truly complete: fried chicken, cornbread, and of course, mac-and-cheese. And we all have our go-to recipe. Whether it's been passed down in the family for generations or saved from a tried-and-true cookbook, there's usually no reason to change our beloved recipe. Until now. This Green Chile Mac-and-Cheese is worth trying something new. No matter if you're making the mac-and-cheese from scratch or using Thanksgiving leftovers, this recipe is slap-ya-mama delicious. Use fresh green chiles or the canned variety in this recipe. With just 3 ingredients and only 15 minutes of hands-on time, you'll have this delectable dish on the table and ready to enjoy in a jiffy.The creaminess of the cheese perfectly compliments the hot and spicy green chiles, resulting in an irresistibly flavorful dish. Give this a cuisine a try at your next potluck party and it'll steal the show – guaranteed!

Southern Living


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15 mins
15 mins
Serves: 4 (serving size: about 1 cup)


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  • Heat mac-and-cheese in a medium saucepan over medium heat until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Stir in green chiles and salt; heat 5 minutes more, or until hot. Serve immediately.