Flavorful Mac and Cheese Recipe
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Flavorful Mac and Cheese Recipe

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It's a snap to stir together this zesty macaroni and cheese dish, thanks to the Mexican-seasoned process cheese sauce. "If your family prefers a little less zip, use the original flavor for equally satisfying results," adds Sandy Buchanan of Lake Alfred, Florida.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) mild Mexican cheese sauce or process cheese sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped fully cooked ham
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 478 calories, 18g fat (10g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 1585mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Stir in the cheese sauce until combined. Add remaining ingredients. Transfer to a serving bowl; serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Flavorful Mac and Cheese in Quick Cooking March/April 1998, p11

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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