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Colorful Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

Colorful Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

My family loves this rich and comforting dish. The cheese disguises the zucchini, so my kids keep on eating it! —Debbie Amacher, Amherst, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 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.