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    Salsa Mac With Colby Jack


    • 1 cup elbow macaroni, uncooked
    • 1 medium tomato
    • 1/2 medium green bell pepper
    • 1/2 small onion
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/4 cups 1% low-fat milk
    • 8 ounces low-fat Colby Jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
    • fresh ground black pepper


    Step 1
    Cook macaroni according to package directions.
    Step 2
    Meanwhile, dice tomato, green bell pepper, and onion.
    Step 3
    Drain cooked macaroni and add with tomato and green bell pepper. Reserve.
    Step 4
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Step 5
    In a medium saucepan, sauté diced onion in butter until translucent.
    Step 6
    Stir in flour and black pepper.
    Step 7
    Add milk. Cook until slightly thickened and bubbly.
    Step 8
    Add cheese and stir until melted.
    Step 9
    Add macaroni/vegetable mixture to cheese sauce and coat evenly.
    Step 10
    Transfer to a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

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