Your basic macaroni and cheese gets a colorful lift from stewed tomatoes, while sharp white Cheddar cheese gives the dish that extra bite. More cheese and dry bread crumbs bake into a golden brown crust on the top.
INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):
- 1 pound macaroni
- 1 (11 ounce) can condensed cream of Cheddar cheese soup
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 14 ounces extra sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
- 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
- 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
In a large saucepan over low heat, warm soup and add milk; stir. Add 1/4 of cheese to soup and remove mixture from heat when cheese is melted.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Add macaroni and tomatoes to soup; stir and pour into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover with bread crumbs and remaining cheese.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 40 minutes or until the cheese is a golden brown; serve.