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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.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 50 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

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
4
medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup Progresso® plain bread crumbs
2
teaspoons olive oil

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time. Return to saucepan; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, 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. Pour sauce over macaroni; stir until well coated. Stir in tomatoes and onions. Pour into baking dish.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Stir in oil. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time. Return to saucepan; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, 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. Pour sauce over macaroni; stir until well coated. Stir in tomatoes and onions. Pour into baking dish.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Stir in oil. Sprinkle over macaroni mixture.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
(
Calories from Fat
240),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
16g,
16%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
770mg
770%;
Total Carbohydrate
47g
47%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.