Jazzy Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe
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Jazzy Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

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Adding Parmesan and mozzarella to already cheesy macaroni will have your clan clamoring for this tried-and-true pasta dish. Diced tomatoes and chilies add color and zip.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 384 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1,073 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add macaroni; set aside cheese packet. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until pasta is tender. Drain and return to saucepan.
  2. Add tomatoes and butter; mix until butter is melted. Add the reserved cheese packet; mix well. Remove from heat; add Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Jazzy Mac 'n' Cheese in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 2003, p9

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 384 calories, 20 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1,073 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 16 g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

This recipe didn't taste bad but I can't say I enjoyed it much. It was very easy to make and my 6 year-old son loved helping me make it.

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2010

Very tasty. A nice change from ordinary mac & cheese.

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