The pros: Trader Joe’s Hatch Chile Mac and Cheese is tasty, mildly spice mac and cheese ready from freezer to microwave in about 5 minutes.
The cons: I found 5 minutes was too long for my microwave. I would start at 3 minutes check on it, then add more time if necessary.
The verdict: For $2.99 this is enough for one person for a lunch/dinner or for 2 people to split as a side dish. It was slightly spicy, but nothing that is going to set your mouth on fire unless you are very sensitive. It was a nice change to regular mac and cheese. It may not be something that you reach for every time, but it is a nice change of pace. Unlike the diet reduced guilt mac and cheese there is enough here to split between 2 adults as a side for dinner.
The box in the freezer aisle:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked you get (a bit crispy around the edges):
Would I buy this again? For me this is a yes, but not every week. It was cheesy, tasty and slightly spicy. It’s worth a try.
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