Tomato Cheddar Mac and Cheese

A gal emailed me the other day and shared one of her favorite recipes, however, she didn’t really give me specifics so I had to go with the flow. Her name is Sarah from Team Mom and she’s RAWKS! Anyways, she gave me ingredients but not quantity or true directions so this recipe is a “fly by the seat of my pants” one! It’s easy and it was great but I changed a couple of things up.


  • 1 box of cooked Penne
  • 2 cans of crushed tomatoes ( I used the Delmonte garlic & onion)
  • Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
    Pepper to taste


In a pot, mix together all three ingredients, top with some extra grated cheddar, and pop in the oven for about 35 minutes.   This is very simply and you could easily make it your own!  My casserole dish was about an 8×11 by the way.


Tomato mac ingredients

Boiled Penne

Mac Tomato Cheese

In the casserole dish

Tomato Cheddar Mac and Cheese

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    Bettina says

    Um yum! I’m going to make this one asap!

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    Andrea says

    My grandmother used to make something like this, but she would cook up some ground beef and onions, mix it all together and call it her macaroni casserole. It’s a great tasting, simple meal that’s sure to please everyone, including the kids!

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    Jenn says

    Yum ! That looks good and super easy and fast !

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    hair irons says

    This sounds great and is so simple! If I had any leftover chicken I would also mix that in.

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    Tom Borst says

    this sounds great but i’ld use rotel w/green chile

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    T,T,'s kitchen says

    ive made this recipe for years and u can mix and match all diferent kinds of stuff chili, chicken,beefiv also used ricota cheese its very good and also feeds a crowd

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    Marta Fraley says

    This sounds wonderful, but about what temperature? I don’t cook enough to even guess, but am trying to get into it. Thanks, Marta