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Ranchero Macaroni Bake

Ranchero Macaroni Bake

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This tasty twist on classic mac and cheese uses picante sauce and crushed tortilla chips to kick-up the flavor, and make a good thing even better!

serves 8 people


cost per recipe: $9.56

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  • 1

    can (26 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

  • 1

    cup milk

  • 1

    cup Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

  • 3

    cups shredded Cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese (about 12 ounces)

  • 12

    ounces (3 cups) elbow-shaped pasta, cooked and drained

  • 3

    ounces tortilla chips, coarsely crushed (about 1 cup)

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How to Make It

Step 1

Stir the soup, milk, picante sauce, cheese and pasta in a 3-quart shallow baking dish.

Step 2

Bake at 400°F. for 20 minutes or until the pasta mixture is hot and bubbling.  Stir the pasta mixture.  Sprinkle with the tortilla chips.

Step 3

Bake for 5 minutes or until the tortilla chips are golden brown.

Recipe Tips

  • Recipe Note: Serves 12 as a side dish.

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Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Pace® Picante Sauce - Medium

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Ratings & Reviews

  • Pamela M.

    July 25, 2015

    Fun twist on mac n'cheese

    My family loved this recipe, but I did make a few minor changes. I used the fiesta nacho cheese soup instead of the cream of mushroom, and added some taco seasoned ground beef. I also added a bit more milk since we like our mac n'cheese creamier. I will definately be making this recipe again!

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  • AudiUK

    March 18, 2015

    Kids faves

    Was surprised that all 3 of our kids loved it, I used Campbell's creme of mushroom & garlias a twist and an extra 1/4 cup of milk as the first time was a tad dry

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  • Patty M.

    August 1, 2014


    I like mac n cheese, not so much my family, so I thought this wouldn't work but it did. I also made ground beef chinichangas, but this was as good, which suprised me. Best I ever made.

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  • Gina P.

    April 7, 2014

    We Loved This!

    So delicious and easy to make. The tortilla chips add great texture. Will definitely make this again.

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  • Adele

    March 17, 2014

    Will make again

    Pretty tasty. I made as written except for using cream of chicken soup (I hate mushrooms). I used the Monterey Jack option. Next time might adding extras- veggies, meat.

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