Smoky Mac and Cheese

Smoky Mac and Cheese

Smoked Cheddar and Muir Glen® fire roasted tomatoes are the secret ingredients that give this updated mac 'n cheese its intense flavor.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

50

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

3
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (12 oz)
1 1/2
cups whipping cream
1
teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon coarse (kosher or sea) salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
8
oz smoked Cheddar cheese, shredded (2 cups)
2
cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen® organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, well drained
1/4
cup sliced green onions (4 medium)
1/3
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3
cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
2
teaspoons olive oil
  1. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on box. Return to saucepan; cover to keep warm.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream, mustard, salt and red pepper to boiling. Reduce heat; stir in Cheddar cheese with wire whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour sauce over macaroni. Stir in tomatoes and onions. Pour into baking dish. In small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Stir in oil. Sprinkle over top of macaroni mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown.
Makes 8 servings (1 1/4 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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Be sure to use whipping cream when making the sauce for this decadent mac 'n cheese. Milk or half-and-half are more likely to curdle when combined with acidic ingredients like tomatoes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 500
    • (Calories from Fat 240),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 16g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 770mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.