Fiesta Mac and Cheese With Whole Grain

Yield: 26 servings | Serving Size: 7 ounces [one #6 scoop]
Child Nutrition: 2 meat/meat alternate, 1 oz. eq. grain, 1/8 cup vegetable (legumes) | HACCP Process III.

Fiesta Mac and Cheese With Whole Grain recipe


  • 2 1/2 tablespoons | No-sodium Mexican seasoning
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) | Land O Lakes® Feather Shredded Monterey Jack & Mild Cheddar Cheese Blend
  • Optional | Salsa



Heat Macaroni and Cheese with Whole Grain according to manufacturer's instruction. Keep warm in pouch until ready to assemble.

CCP: Maintain hot food at 135°F or above


Combine beef crumbles, seasoned beans, 1 3/4 cups salsa and Mexican seasoning; mix well. Set aside.


Remove macaroni and cheese from pouch and add to full steam table pan.


Top macaroni and cheese with beef mixture, then Monterey Jack and Mild Cheddar Cheese Blend.


Cover; bake 15-20 minutes in 350°F oven until heated through and internal temperature reaches 165°F for 15 seconds.

CCP: Heat to 165°F for at least 15 seconds


Hold covered and warm until ready to serve. Serve with additional salsa, if desired.

*Recipe created using BUSH'S BEST® Easy Entrées™ Taco Fiesta Black Beans.

CCP: Maintain hot food at 140°F or above

Recipe Tips

Tip #1

This recipe can be pre-portioned and then frozen or refrigerated for heat-at-home service. Once refrigerated, recipe must be consumed within three days. Recipe must be heated to 165°F before consumption.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size7 ounces [one #6 scoop]
  • Calories372 calories
  • Fat 23 grams
  • Sat. Fat 13 grams
  • Trans Fat .5 grams
  • Cholesterol 79 milligrams
  • Sodium 750 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 18 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 3 grams
  • Sugars 3 grams
  • Protein 25 grams
  • Vitamin A 769 IU
  • Vitamin C 4 milligrams
  • Calcium 320 milligrams
  • Iron 2 milligrams

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