4 cups cooked macaroni or cavatappi
1 T. olive oil or Pam
1/2 finely diced red onion or I use whatever I have
1/2 finely diced red pepper
1 finely diced jalapeno, I take the seeds out
1 4 oz can chopped green chilies
1 cup frozen corn
However much garlic you want
1 cup cream
1 generous cup grated pepper jack cheese
2 T. butter, I used 1
Boil pasta until al dente. In a large skillet, add olive oil and saute garlic and vegetables over medium heat for a couple of minutes. You still want them to be crunchy. Add in canned chilies and stir around, then turn off heat. Drain pasta and add it to skillet. Pour on cream, add cheese, then add salt and pepper to taste and stir gently. At the end, add 2 tablespoons butter and stir again.
I found this recipe on Pioneer Woman http://thepioneerwoman.com/confessions/ and it is great as a side dish or even as the main dish. It isn't hot at all, just slightly spicy. We love it!