Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Mexi Mac n Cheese


12 oz dried rigatoni pasta  or macaroni (3 cups)
1 lbs bulk pork sausage
1 cup chopped onion
1 16 oz jar green medium-hot salsa
2 8oz package shredded cheese (4 cups)
Tomato wedges, sliced jalapeno peppers, and chopped fresh cilantro
Salsa (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking dish; set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside as well. Meanwhile, in large skillet or frying pan, cook the sausage and onion until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain fat, Return sausage and onion to skillet. Stir in the green salsa. In your prepared baking dish, layer half of the cooked pasta, half the sausage mixture, and half the cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Top with tomato, jalapeno, and cilantro. If desired, serve with additional salsa. Enjoy!

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