I have made baked macaroni and cheese since I was little. I stumbled upon this recipe through experimentation and then modified until I love it! I even brought this to a party with a bunch of people from around the US, and no one could believe it was so easy to make! It tastes exactly the same! Not only is it super easy to make, the clean-up is quick!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
43 mins
total:
53 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Transfer cooked macaroni to a 9x13-inch casserole dish. Add 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, Alfredo sauce, and mustard; mix thoroughly until macaroni is evenly coated. Mix in remaining 2 cups cheese and drained tomatoes and green chiles. Top with bread crumbs.

  • Bake until bubbly and cheese is melted, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Use mild Rotel(R) for a nice kick, or original for a stronger kick.

For a crunchy topping, use 1/2 cup crushed French's(R) French Fried Onions or 1 small bag crushed Doritos(R) instead of the bread crumbs.

Nutrition Facts

625 calories; protein 25.3g 51% DV; carbohydrates 51.4g 17% DV; fat 35.6g 55% DV; cholesterol 80.8mg 27% DV; sodium 1103.1mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2016
Delicious and pairs well with pork BBQ and baked beans! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2016
It turned out on the dry side but pretty tasty. I will use twice the sauce next time Read More
6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2016
Delicious and pairs well with pork BBQ and baked beans! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/26/2016
It turned out on the dry side but pretty tasty. I will use twice the sauce next time Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/29/2016
Made my own Alfredo sauce and I really liked this. The one thing I did not like was the bread crumb topping. Leave it out and you have 5 stars all the way! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2016
My favorite macaroni and cheese recipe involves cream cheese milk cream and a lot of extra steps and clean up. I was surprised how much this easier version tastes like my "go to" recipe! I left out the Rotel since my daughter doesn't like that but definitely add the bread topping. My favorite is Trader Joes Garlic Croutons! Read More
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