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Colorful Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe
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Colorful Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

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My family loves this rich dish, usually as a side. And as long as the kids don't realize its squash, they'll keep on eating it! —Debbie Amacher, Amherst, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute zucchini and onion in oil until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, soup, cheese, milk, basil and mustard.
  2. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring often. Drain macaroni; toss with vegetable cheese sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Mac 'n' Cheese in Simple & Delicious September/October 2007, p45

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

My husband is on a low fat diet. Therefore had to modify recipe a bit. Used no fat cheddar cheese and Healthy Request cheddar cheese soup. Have made this several times....very good!

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2013

Added diced carrots and red bell peppers, plus some left over taco meat. This is such a nice change from the Blue Box, and made enough for 6 large servings.

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Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

this was a great change to the normal mac n cheese

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Reviewed Sep. 19, 2012

We found this terribly bland and simply flavorless. I'm afraid I won't make this again.

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

Made this recipe today for lunch. It was very easy and fast to make.

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