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Cheesy Macaroni Casserole

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 2 c. macaroni
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Cook the macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  2. In a saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter or margarine over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and saute until onions have a rich golden color. Mix in the tomatoes and the spices. Stir in milk and ¾ cup shredded cheese. Let sauce simmer gently until the cheese is melted, stirring often. Mix in the cooked macaroni.
  3. Transfer macaroni and cheese to an ovenproof pan. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and ¼ cup cheese. Dice remaining 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, and spread evenly over the top.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 to 45 minutes.

Makes eight servings.

Per serving: 270 calories, 11 grams (g) fat, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 9 g protein and 270 milligrams sodium

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