Colby Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes

    55 minutes

    Stewed tomatoes add a twist to this delicious macaroni which has two kinds of cheese. Everyone loves it!

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    Serves: 16 

    • 1 kg macaroni
    • 250g Colby cheese, cubed
    • 500g Cheddar cheese, cubed
    • 2 (400g) tins stewed tomatoes, undrained, crushed
    • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Lightly grease a medium baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place macaroni in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente and drain.
    3. In the baking dish, mix the cooked macaroni, Colby cheese, Cheddar cheese and tomatoes with juice. Sprinkle bread crumbs evenly over top.
    4. Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly brown.

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    I really liked it! A good simple meal for a quick weeknight dinner. I too cut back on the amount of macaroni, but used 1.5 cans of stewed, diced tomatoes, some butter and two crushed garlic cloves in addition to the cheese. Oh and I used sharp cheddar, monterey jack and mozzarella (all I had on hand), as well as a spoonful of sour cream, and it came out just fine. I imagine some cooked ground beef, turkey or shredded chicken would also go well with this dish. Lots of options for a meal like this one and served with a nice side salad and some bread, it makes an easy and quick dinner for a hungry family.  -  30 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This has been a family recipe for over 50 years - my mom and grandmother ran a restaurant and this was on our menu every Friday! A few changes we make - we use canned whole tomatoes and squish them up with our fingers - they just always seem juicier and some folks don't like stewed tomatoes or always have them on hand. We also add a lot of ground black pepper (I prefer fresh cracked but you can use ready-ground too). Just as a note - this is NOT a creamy mac and cheese recipe - not meant to be! The cheese will be rather clumpy and not spread throughout but it is marvelous that way! One hint - if you do have leftovers, saute them in a little butter/margarine the next day - even better!!!!  -  15 Mar 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used only 1 lb. of medium shells but 2 cans of tomatoes and more cheese than called for, cutting the cubes into smaller pieces - used colby/jack, cheddar, and a few cut up slices of muenster. I also mixed in about a tablespoon of butter into the hot, drained shells and mixed in the cheese, tomatoes, S&P,and some garlic in the hot pot to melt it down a little before putting into baking dish. Came out GREAT and the leftovers reheated better than expected, too!  -  05 Dec 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)