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Green Chile Mac & Cheese

The ultimate comfort food, this Green Chile Mac & Cheese is rich, creamy, and exploding with flavor from green chiles.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Green Chile Mac & Cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Super Safeway


  • 16 oz Signature SELECT pasta - elbow and penne are the best
  • 2 tablespoons Lucerne butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup Lucerne heavy cream
  • 4 oz Lucerne Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 4 oz Lucerne Pepper Jack Cheese shredded
  • 7 oz Signature SELECT canned green chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook that pasta according to package directions.  Reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, in a large pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat.  Add the flour and whisk together to form a roux.  Add the milk and heavy cream, whisking constantly until smooth.
  3. Add the grated cheeses and stir until creamy.  Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cumin and stir to incorporate.   Add the green chiles and mix until combined.
  4. Add the cooked and drained pasta plus 1/4 cup of the pasta water to the cheese mixture and stir to coat.
  5. Serve with additional grated cheese, if desired.

Recipe Notes

While I recommended Monterey Jack and Pepper Jack Cheese, you can also use sharp white cheddar for extra flavor.