Rotel tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and cayenne give this savory pasta dish it’s Tex Mex flare.
Add as much or as little cayenne as you like. I usually add just pinch, but if you like things really spicy, feel free to add more.
And the white cheddar cheese makes for a more elegant looking, restaurant quality dish. This isn’t just another mac and cheese dinner, that’s for sure!
You can use white or whole wheat spaghetti in this dish, and linguine or even fettuccine also work well. I like to top things off with some chopped fresh tomatoes and cilantro.
This recipe makes plenty to serve a crowd, but it can easily be halved to serve four or fewer people. I made this on a night when two of my boys were gone, and there were enough for three of us to enjoy it for two days!
For extra convenience, I used a supermarket rotisserie chicken, but you can certainly cook and shred your own chicken. I’m all about convenience though. Just one more reason I love this easy dinner–it was on the table in less than 30 minutes!Print
Danelle combines her love of cooking and photography at her food blog, Let's Dish. A friend once described her culinary creations as “uptown foodie meets real life,” which sums up her cooking philosophy perfectly. When she's not cooking or baking , you'll often find her behind the lens of her camera photographing the beautiful Colorado outdoors, or visiting her local farmers' market. She has been sharing recipes at Let's Dish since 2009.