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Creamy Tomato Macaroni and Cheese


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x

Description

This Creamy Tomato Macaroni & Cheese can be on your table in under 1 hour!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb (450 g) elbow macaroni
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (I sometimes add 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 cups cheese (mild, medium or sharp Cheddar Cheese or Monterey Jack)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Then drain and set aside.
  2. In a pan, melt the butter and cook the onion and garlic until lightly browned.
  3. Add the flour to the onion mix and stir, mixing thoroughly.
  4. Whisk in the milk, and stir until the mixture is thickened.
  5. Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes and oregano. Stir until the tomatoes are warmed through.
  6. Gradually stir in the grated and parmesan cheeses.
  7. Add the pasta and stir.
  8. Serve right away and enjoy!

Notes

I put my finished macaroni in an oven proof dish, covered it, and kept it in a 300 degree oven until dinner time. (Maximum time was 15 minutes.)