For a delicious and healthful alternate topping, process 3 whole wheat bread slices in food processor until finely ground. Toss together breadcrumbs and 1 Tbsp. butter, melted. Sprinkle mixture over prepared macaroni before baking.

Recipe by Southern Living September 2006

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prep:
5 mins
cook:
12 mins
bake:
15 mins
stand:
5 mins
total:
37 mins
Yield:
Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook shells and cheese dinner according to basic package directions.

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  • Stir half-and-half, 1/2 cup shredded cheese, and onion powder into shell macaroni mixture. Pour pasta mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish.

  • Remove crusts from bread with a serrated knife. Process bread slices in a food processor or blender until finely ground. Toss together breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, melted butter, and parsley.

  • Sprinkle shell macaroni with remaining 1/2 cup cheese and breadcrumb mixture.

  • Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until pasta mixture is thoroughly heated. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

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