Vegetarian Southwest Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
771 Calories
18g Fat
121g Carbs
35g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 771
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 1276mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 121g 44%
Dietary Fiber 19g 66%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 366mg 28%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 950mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

A simple vegetarian pasta main dish that the kids will love. Made from macaroni and cheese, black beans, corn, and salsa as well as tofu for healthy soy protein, this is a quick meatless meal perfect for a family weeknight dinner.


  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) family size box macaroni and cheese

  • 1/2 (14- or 16-ounce) package firm water-packed tofu

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons soy oil

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans

  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn

  • 1 1/2 cups prepared salsa

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat water in large saucepan or pot to cook macaroni as package directs.

  3. Drain the tofu and cut the block in half. Put one half in a plastic bag or refrigerator container, cover with water and refrigerate for another use within a few days. Cut the remaining half of the tofu into small cubes and place on paper towels. Pat dry with additional paper towels.

  4. In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add tofu cubes and brown, stirring occasionally, to brown on all sides, about 5 minutes.

  5. Reduce heat to low and let tofu heat while preparing macaroni and cheese according to package directions.

  6. In a colander, drain and then rinse black beans and corn. In same large saucepan or pot used to cook macaroni, combine tofu, black beans, corn, and salsa into macaroni and cheese. Heat over medium-low heat until all ingredients are heated through, about 10 minutes.

  7. If you wish, serve with additional salsa, shredded cheese or sour cream.