Tomato Macaroni and Cheese

    30 minutes

    Due to the addition of tomatoes and celery seed this rich and sharp macaroni and cheese is even better than the original! You could also add some beef mince.

    52 people made this

    Serves: 7 

    • 500g macaroni
    • 2 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
    • 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 440g tinned diced tomatoes
    • 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 1/4 tablespoon dried basil

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large pot cook macaroni in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well.
    2. In a large saucepan over medium heat melt the grated Cheddar cheese, plain yoghurt, butter or margarine and tomatoes. Cook until smooth. Add salt, black pepper, basil to taste, celery seed and cooked pasta to saucepan. Stir until blended. Shut off burner and let sit for 10 minutes with lid on, stirring occasionally.
    3. Serve warm.

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    I was looking for a Mac and Cheese recipe without the use of cheese food (Velveeta) and canned soup because no stores sell that here. This was really easy, not too salty (I like that) and quick. The only thing I didn't use was tomatoes out of personal preference. Saw absolutely no reason to make all the changes everyone suggests -- plenty of sauce, came together fine, plenty cheesy. Really good!  -  24 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    DELICIOUS and EASY!! I love that this recipe doesn't use any canned soup--too much sodium! Changes I made: sour cream in place of the yogurt, canned diced tomatos in place of the stewed tomatoes, a little more cheese. This will be our mac and cheese recipe from now on.  -  19 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Delicious and so FAST and EASY! My kids loved it too. Like some others here, I too added more sharp cheddar. I also used diced canned tomatoes with onion, a tad more yogurt, (great secret ingredient by the way..tangy!) twice as much basil, and 2 minced garlic cloves. I also added some extra shredded cheese on top and put it under the broiler for 3 minutes to brown the top. YUMMY!!! I think next time I'll try it with some browned ground turkey.  -  15 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)