This quick stovetop mac and cheese is based on rajas con crema, a classic Mexican dish of roasted green chiles sautéed with onion and finished with cream. Canned green chiles make a fine shortcut in this case. Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 

Kate Winslow
June 2014

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over moderate heat, combine the butter and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes.

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  • Stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the cream and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Add the cheese, and stir until incorporated. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, and keep it warm over very low heat.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium pot of boiling well-salted water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain well and stir into the sauce, along with the green chiles. Serve immediately.

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