For Southwestern flavor, you’ll find Hatch Autumn Roast® Salsa here

To make one of our most popular salsas, we combine our most premium roast with our most premium green chile from Hatch, New Mexico. If you are a Hatch chile aficionado and an Autumn Roast® fan, the pure taste of triple-roasted green chile will make this a cherished addition to your pantry.  After tasting it, you will be passionate about all things New Mexico! Certified New Mexico-grown and Certified Hatch grown.

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Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese

For a Southwestern take on the iconic dish, we add Hatch Green Chile to our Hatch Chile Mac & Cheese.  This is comfort food at its best.
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Course Main Dish, Side Dish
Cuisine Comfort Food, Fusion
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 447 kcal


  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. salted butter
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup cheddar sharp cheese shredded
  • 1 16oz jar BUENO® Hatch Autumn Roast® Green Chile Salsa
  • 2 quarts water
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 cups dry pasta (macaroni or fusilli)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 green onions sliced (optional)
  • ¼ cup bacon cut into small pieces (optional)


Sauce Preparation

  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over low heat.
    ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Add flour and stir until golden brown, making a roux. Let simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
    ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • Whisk in butter and half and half.
    1 Tbsp. salted butter, 1 cup half and half
  • Continue to simmer until sauce is smooth.
  • Add cheese and salsa and fold into sauce until well mixed.
    1 cup cheddar sharp cheese, 1 16oz jar BUENO® Hatch Autumn Roast® Green Chile Salsa
  • Rinse salsa jar with ¼ cup water and stir contents into sauce.
    ¼ cup water

Pasta Preparation

  • Add olive oil and salt to 2 quarts water. Bring to a boil.
    2 quarts water, ¼ tsp. salt, 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Add pasta. Cook per package directions. Drain. Put cooked pasta in large serving platter.
    4 cups dry pasta

Assemble Mac & Cheese

  • Add green chile cheese sauce to pasta. Fold gently to coat. Top with green onions and crumbled bacon.
    2 green onions, ¼ cup bacon


Calories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 12gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 267mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 328IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 154mgIron: 1mg
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