Mac and Cheese with tomatoes being lifted out of red bowl with spoon

Mac and Cheese with Tomatoes

This old fashioned Mac and Cheese with Tomatoes is made 3 simple ingredients - macaroni, cheddar cheese and tomatoes. It's real food and comfort food at its finest!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American, Canadian
Keyword cheese, Mac and cheese, macaroni, tomatoes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 576kcal
Author Terri Gilson


  • 375 g -box of macaroni I use Smart pasta (see post)
  • **2 tsp olive oil (optional)
  • 28 oz -can diced tomatoes
  • 500 g - package of sharp/old cheddar cheese, grated * add more (or less) to your liking


  • Cook macaroni as per instructions. * I add some olive oil to prevent it from sticking, but that's optional. Drain macaroni through colander.
    Macaroni draining in colander
  • Return to pot or casserole dish and add tomatoes.
    Tomatoes being added to macaroni
  • Mix tomatoes into macaroni.
    Tomatoes being mixed with macaroni
  • Heat oven to broil (500 degrees F) and top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake macaroni and cheese with tomatoes on middle rack under the broiler for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly and lightly browned (to your preference). * I put a cookie sheet underneath to prevent spills from dripping down. * Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning.
    Mac and cheese with tomatoes baking in the oven
  • Serve hot.
    Mac and cheese with tomatoes cooling


Nutrition Facts
Mac and Cheese with Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 712mg31%
Potassium 465mg13%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 990IU20%
Vitamin C 12.3mg15%
Calcium 667mg67%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Note: the fat content can be reduced by using low-fat cheddar cheese. 


Calories: 576kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 712mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 990IU | Vitamin C: 12.3mg | Calcium: 667mg | Iron: 4.1mg