Queso Fundido Cavatappi with Poblano Pepper and Cilantro
Prep & Cook Time:10-15 min.
Cook Within:4 days
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is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents
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Mac and cheese is kid stuff; this is "Queso Fundido Cavatappi with Poblano Pepper and Cilantro." This is a meal for serious adulting adults, who don't just want creamy cheese and pasta, with maybe a bit of meat and a bit of vegetables for balance. Grown-up meal. Pays its taxes and mows the lawn! (It's some really yummy mac and cheese.)
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You Will Need
Large Non-Stick Pan
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Mince cilantro, leaves and stems.
Stem poblano pepper, seed, and cut into ½" dice . Poblano peppers can vary in spice level; most are mild, but a few can be quite hot. Wash hands and cutting board after prepping.
Cook the Ground Pork
Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. olive oil, ground pork, poblano pepper, seasoning blend, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper to hot pan.
Break up meat until no pink remains and pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees , 5-7 minutes.
Add the Sauce and Pasta
Add cheese sauce, cream cheese, and 2 Tbsp. water to hot pan. Stir occasionally until combined and warmed through, 1-2 minutes.
Add pasta and stir until combined.
Remove from burner.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with hot sauce (to taste), queso fresco, and cilantro. Bon appétit!
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