Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Salsa Mac n Cheese with breadsticks

Salsa mac n cheese, sounds simple right? Well it's exactly that!! I love easy and super yummy food. So this fits the bill. I came up with this recipe one night (many moons ago) when there was nothing ready for dinner and I didn't have time to thaw out anything. I noticed an abundance of mac n cheese (what household with small kids doesn't have this in abumdance) and salsa (we always have this on hand). So I figured why not combine the two. Lately I've been getting more and more creative with it. Here's what I did tonight

2 boxes mac n cheese
(all the stuff needed to make the mac n cheese)
2 C salsa
1/2C sour cream (more or less depending on how you like it)
1/2 C cubed sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp cinnamon (yeah weird I know, but it's common in a lot of Mexican dishes)

Make the mac n cheese like it says on the box. Cook it until is almost done. Drain. (it will continue cooking a little bit while adding the other ingredients.)
Once you have the milk and butter in, add the sour cream. Mix completely. Add the powdered cheese from the box and mix. Then add salsa. Once that is all mixed together add the sharp cheddar. Once the cheese is all melted and ooey gooey, add the cinnamon.
Serve and enjoy!!!

Really great to have these breadsticks with it!

No Yeast Breadsticks
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp dried basil
2/3 C milk

Combine dry ingredients. Gradually add the milk until a soft dough forms. Dump out onto a floured surface and knead 3-4 times until no longer sticky. Roll out to desired length and cut out bread sticks with pizza cutter. Place on greased baking sheet. Bake at 450 for 14-18 minutes.

I topped mine with more basil before cooking or you can top with finely shredded cheese for added zing!

1 comment:

Jenny said...

Hi Rebekah,
I love all of your quick and easy recipes. I'm excited to try these breadsticks too. I'll be back often to visit! Have a great weekend!

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