Becky Luigart-Stayner
8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

In Step 4, the macaroni mixture is cooked over medium-low heat so the cheese won't become stringy and the sauce, grainy.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 2

Place tomatoes in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with black pepper. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.

Step 3

While tomatoes cook, place bread in a food processor; pulse 2 times or until crumbly. Toss crumbs with melted butter. Sprinkle the crumbs on a baking sheet, and bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently.

Step 4

Cook macaroni in boiling water 7 minutes; drain. Return macaroni to pan; place over medium-low heat. Add cheese and remaining ingredients; cook 4 minutes or until cheese melts, stirring constantly. Stir in tomatoes. Sprinkle each serving with about 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs.

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Ratings & Reviews

ZoeGep's Review

October 04, 2013

miraoli's Review

August 29, 2013
My husband and I thought this was quite good. We used real egg instead of a substitute (we always do) and regular sharp cheddar. It was fast easy and simple to make for the taste and we may make again soon! has tons of great coupons that could be used on ingredients for this recipe.

Zeolite's Review

January 08, 2013

KarenNichols's Review

March 19, 2012

JimMarltonNJ's Review

November 08, 2011
This did not have the WOW factor that I expected. We have other CL recipes for Mac & Cheese that are better. Served with CL's Chicken with Pear-Sage Skillet Chutney

myrecipestest's Review

May 26, 2011

lilmommas27's Review

May 11, 2011
This was great! I made as is written. The bread crumbs made it delicious! I am rating it a 4 because besides myself, only one of my three boys liked it. My husband didn't like it very much either. But I thought it was great!

TrishAnnK's Review

January 13, 2011
Easy - usually have all these ingredients in my cupboard (except tomatoes!). Is nutritious and, when coupled with a salad, makes a great dinner - even my 3-yr-old grandson loves it!!!

Belladonna714's Review

July 20, 2010
This was such a delicious mac and cheese dinner. I bought roasted red tomatoes off the olive bar at wegmans and eliminated the breadcrumbs all together only because I didn't have any bread on hand. I do agree with other reviewers that the sauce was a little watery. This was equally good reheated for lunch the next day!

Josorio's Review

February 25, 2010
we added sausage which made it better. I also used a real egg instead of egg substitute. It was alright but probably not anything we'll make again anytime soon.