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 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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