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Tex-Mex Baked Mac & Cheese

Old-Fashioned Baked Mac & Cheese is rated 3.5384615384615383 out of 5 by 39.
Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
40
min.
Servings

6 servings, 1 cup each

Here's a spicy twist on an old-fashioned baked mac & cheese. We added a layer of tomatoes and green chilies and topped it with tortilla chips.

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Prepare Dinner as directed on package. Spoon into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Mix tomatoes and dressing; spoon over macaroni mixture. Top with shredded cheese. Mix butter and tortilla crumbs; sprinkle over cheese.
  • Bake 20 min. or until heated through and crumbs are golden brown.

Variation

Omit tomatoes and dressing. Top prepared macaroni mixture with buttered crumbs. Bake as directed.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with a mixed green salad and a glass of fat free milk to round out the meal.

Servings

  • 6 servings, 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 300
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 880mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Protein 11g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 8 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved by Mom, a 3 year old and a 10 month old! Loved by Mom, a 3 year old and a 10 month old! My 3 year old wanted macaroni and cheese and I hate the stuff. I found this recipe and I was skeptical but it was fantastic! So easy, and since the crackers need to be crushed and the tomatoes mixed with dressing, my 3 year old felt like she got to contribute to the cooking. We'll be making this again.
Date published: 2010-03-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from This dish was just okay for me. This dish was just okay for me. I added these notes to my recipe: next time, halve the tomatoes (way too much!) or try Italian diced tomatoes and omit the dressing, stir in a bit of real cheese, and use lots more Ritz crackers! I'm sure using any or all of these suggestions will up my personal rating a star or two! Thanks for the recipe, Kraft!
Date published: 2010-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This smelled so good after I took it out of the oven, and it tasted great, too. This smelled so good after I took it out of the oven, and it tasted great, too. The tomatoes don't have a sour tomato-y taste because of the Italian dressing that's mixed it. It almost tastes like a cross between Italian salad dressing and spaghetti sauce. This was a very warm and comforting dish for me.
Date published: 2006-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I was disappointed with this recipe because it looks good, it just doesn't taste very good. I was disappointed with this recipe because it looks good, it just doesn't taste very good. It was very dry and the combination of the salad dressing with the macaroni, just doesn't go together. I would give this one a miss, there are much better macaroni and cheese recipes out there.
Date published: 2006-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was GREAT! This was GREAT! My husband who can be a picky eater thought it was fabulous and even went back for seconds! I used Itlian diced tomatoes and it went well with the dressing. I will make this again and probably even take this dish to a family gathering.
Date published: 2006-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We really enjoyed this mac n cheese recipe! We really enjoyed this mac n cheese recipe! I omitted the tomatoes and dressing, used garden vegetable ritz crackers, added extra milk into the macaroni, sprinkled cheddar cheese on top, and spiced it with salt, garlic, and oregano.. SUPER DELISH!!!
Date published: 2013-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hubby and I loved it, the boys (6 and under) were less impressed with the tomatoes. Hubby and I loved it, the boys (6 and under) were less impressed with the tomatoes. We loved the way they added extra flavor. I think it could be done without the Ritz and still be very tasty - or with breadcrumbs as one reviewer did.
Date published: 2006-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good! Very good! The only thing I would suggest it to halve the tomato/dressing mix. The Italian dressing overpowers the cheese, and the entire tomato can is a bit much, I felt like it was covered in tomatoes. Even so, I loved it.
Date published: 2006-06-21
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