For the family that likes mac and cheese, every mac and cheese night is a festive occasion. And this colorful version is certainly dressed for the party!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 12 servings
1 pkg. (16 oz.) elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 can (14.5 oz.) tomato sauce
2 cups frozen corn
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small each green and red pepper, finely chopped
1 small zucchini, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk
3 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
12 KRAFT Singles
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 350ºF.
Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt. Meanwhile, combine tomato sauce, vegetables and cilantro. Blend evaporated milk and chipotle peppers in blender until smooth.
Drain macaroni; return to pan. Add chipotle mixture with mozzarella and 4 Singles; cook and stir 5 min. or until cheeses are completely melted. Spoon half into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with layers of half each of the vegetable mixture and remaining Singles. Repeat layers of macaroni and vegetables; cover.
Bake 25 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining Singles; bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until melted.
Assemble casserole as directed. (Do not top with remaining 4 Singles.) Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake as directed, increasing the baking time as needed until casserole is heated through and topping with the remaining Singles the last 5 min.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 43g
Dietary Fibers 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.