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Light'n Creamy Mac'n Cheese

Main Ingredient: Pasta

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) light cream cheese
  • 1 c. (4 oz.) Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. (2 oz.) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 4 plum tomoatoes, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cook macaroni in a large pan of boiling, salted water until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, pour milk into another pan and wam over medium heat. Gradually add half of the cream cheese until all is melted. Stir in cheddar and flour until well mixed. Add Parmesan, mustard, salt, paprika and cayenne. Stir until mixture is smooth.
  4. Drain pasta, then add hot noodles to cheese mixture. Stir in onions and tomatoes. Mix well until all noodles are coated. Pour entire mixture in a baking dish. Smooth the top. Bake, loosely cover with foil, in center of preheated oven, until casserole is bubbly, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  5. Remove foil from casserole and turn broiler on. Dot top of the casserole with remaining cream cheese. Broil on the top rack until the cream cheese has melted and is golden, about 3 to 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

BLACK CREEK® PRODUCTS USED IN THIS RECIPE

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 2 Years)

Black Creek® offers award-winning premium Cheddar cheeses that are recognized for their rich and creamy taste. Each of the brands’ offerings is carefully selected to ensure you receive a consistently delicious cheese that’s perfect for snacking.

Black Creek®  Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 3 Years)

For over a century, farm fresh milk from the heart of America’s Dairyland has been finely crafted into classic, naturally-aged cheeses under the watchful eyes of certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemakers. Black Creek® Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese is made using these same time-honored traditions and carefully aged for three years to build a full, richly sharp flavor and delightfully crumbly texture.

Black Creek®  Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Aged 9 Months)

Black Creek® Cheddar cheeses are made using old-world craftsmanship by Gregg Palubicki, a certified Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker. The result? The finest in premium Wisconsin Cheddar cheese with a dedication to quality you can taste.

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