Queso Mac and Cheese

Two of my most favorite foods in the world become one in queso mac and cheese.
Queso Mac and cheese is creamy and flavorful. A great Tex-Mex twist on traditional macaroni and cheese.

Secret Recipe Club reveal days are always a highlight of my month. I get to try some amazing recipes and find some pretty cool bloggers to share as well.

This month I was assigned Wildflours Cottage Kitchen. Kelly has so many delicious looking recipes that I had a hard time deciding what to make. I’m all about homemade salad dressings so I want to try Creamy Parmesan, Bacon, Roasted Tomato & Green Onion Salad Dressing. Spicy potato salads are also a favorite here so chipotle ranch potato salad with bacon, cheddar, and green onions made the try make at some point list.

But when I saw Kelly’s recipe for Queso Blanco Dip Mac N Cheese I knew I had the perfect recipe. Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite foods and queso isn’t far behind.
Cheese is combined with green chiles and pasta for a delicious side dish or meatless main dish. I kept this a creamy stove top version but Kelly baked hers if you like baked macaroni and cheese.

I used a spicy pepper Jack and roasted fresh Anaheim chiles because they were on sale for cheaper than the canned. Here is a great tutorial on roasting fresh chilesย if you want to try that. The end result was a creamy and spicy mac and cheese that even the non macaroni and cheese eater loved.


5 from 1 vote

Queso Mac and Cheese

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Micha @ Cookin' Mimi


  • 1 pound queso Blanco processed cheese spread
  • 1 cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • 2 (4.5 ounce) cans diced green chiles undrained or a heaping cup of diced fresh roasted Anaheim chiles
  • 3 cups dry small cut pasta
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water, drain and set aside
  2. In a large sauce pan heat the milk and cheese spread, stirring frequently, until the cheese is melted
  3. Add the pepper Jack cheese and green chiles and heat until melted
  4. Pour in the pasta and stir to coat


Queso mac and cheese has the flavors of your favorite queso blanco dip in macaroni and cheese.

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  1. This looks fantastic!! I am sold! Great pick!

  2. Good morning, Micha! ๐Ÿ˜€ I was so thrilled to see what recipe you chose of mine to make, that I couldn’t wait to thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ Also extremely happy that you all liked it! (And next time I make it, I’m not going to bake mine like I did before! ๐Ÿ˜‰ :D) You did a wonderful job and love the photos! Thanks so very much! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I would love this spicy dish….hubby not so much, for him I would have to spice it down a bit. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Queso + mac and cheese?! That’s a total win in my book.

  5. This dish looks so creamy and rich, and with the touch of spiciness, it is definitely going to be on my radar to make this fall. Great choice!

  6. I get tummy rumbles just thinking about this dish – Comfort food for sure!

  7. I’m not a fan of spicy, but if I was I would be all over this.

  8. This sounds so good! Like, I would probably eat an entire batch by myself if you caught me on the right week haha. Great choice for SRC!

  9. Sounds and looks so amazing.

  10. Yum! I love stovetop mac & cheese, this looks great!

  11. Micha, this looks like a bowl of cheesy heaven! Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

  12. Micha, this sounds SO good! I have a weakness for that jarred queso stuff. I might have to surprise my husband with this soon.

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