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Colorful Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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.
  • Makes
    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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard


  • 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.
  • Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes or until cheese is melted, stirring often. Drain macaroni; toss with vegetable cheese sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 511 calories, 31g fat (14g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 1087mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 5g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Wingding52
    Oct 16, 2016

    Canned soup? Add a pinch of cheap to it.

  • muffbear74
    Feb 2, 2015

    As far as I'm concerned, there is no "bad" macaroni and cheese. My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe, and I didn't have to feel quite so guilty eating it because of the veggies.

  • llheath
    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!

  • joyisaacs
    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.

  • lalg
    Oct 22, 2012

    this was a great change to the normal mac n cheese

  • erindumont59
    Sep 19, 2012

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

  • LadyMacKeltar
    Sep 12, 2010

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

  • dikurek
    Jul 22, 2010

    This was delicious!! I don't usually like tomatoes but they were really good in this too!