Queso mac and cheese

Heather Disarro

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Queso mac and cheese brings the deliciously familiar flavors of traditional queso dip to the family favorite mac and cheese. Spicy tomatoes and green chiles bring the heat while the cheese keeps the kids coming back for more!

queso mac and cheese

Queso mac and cheese

Serves 8


  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 12 ounces American cheese, cubed
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel


  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil.
  2. Add the pasta and cook according to package directions to al dente, about 9 minutes.
  3. Drain and put back in hot pot.
  4. Add the cheese and the Rotel.
  5. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the cheese is totally melted.
  6. Remove immediately from heat and serve hot.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.