Cheesy Taco “Mac”

What has your classic mac and cheese recipe been missing? That’s right, a jalapeno pepper and fire roasted tomatoes.


12 ozNo Yolks® Extra Broad Noodles
2 Tbspsextra virgin olive oil
1/2 largewhite onion, coarsely chopped
1/2jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 lbground beef
2 Tbspstaco seasoning mix
1 can(15 oz.) fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained
3 1/2 cupslow sodium chicken broth
1 1/2 cupsshredded Cheddar cheese
chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish, if desired


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and season with salt. Cook until tender, 5 minutes, then add jalapeño. Cook 2 minutes more. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, 6 minutes, then add taco seasoning. Drain fat.
  2. Add noodles and stir until coated in beef mixture, then add fire-roasted tomatoes and chicken broth. Simmer until noodles are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in heavy cream.
  3. Remove from heat and add both cheeses and toss to coat.
  4. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Watch how easy it is: