Smoky Mac 'n Cheese


Smoked Cheddar and Muir Glen® fire roasted tomatoes are the secret ingredients that give this updated mac 'n cheese its intense flavor.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 (1 1/4 cup) servings


  • 3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

  • 1 ½ cups whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

  • 8 ounces smoked Cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans Muir Glen® organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, well drained

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • cup plain dry bread crumbs

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  1. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on box. Return to saucepan; keep warm.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat cream, mustard, salt and red pepper to boiling. Reduce heat; stir in Cheddar cheese with wire whisk until smooth. Pour sauce over macaroni. Stir in tomatoes and onions. Pour into baking dish. In small bowl, stir together Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs; stir in oil. Sprinkle over top of macaroni mixture.

  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until edges are bubbly and top is golden brown.


High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 18-23 min.

Success Tip: Be sure to use whipping cream when making the sauce for this decadent mac 'n cheese. Milk or half-and-half are more likely to curdle when combined with acidic ingredients like tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

492 Calories
29g Fat
41g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 492
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 644mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 288mg 22%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 128mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.