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Cheesy Pasta & Tomatoes

Cheesy Pasta & Tomatoes

This adult version of mac & cheese has a fresh tomato topping!

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20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time


Mac & Cheese

6 ounces (2 1/2 cups) uncooked dried fusilli (corkscrew) pasta

3/4 pound sliced Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut into quarters

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

2 cups thinly sliced onion

1 teaspoon sugar

1 cup milk


1 cup chopped tomatoes

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Set aside; keep warm.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in deep 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until sizzling; add onion and sugar. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium; cook 15-16 minutes or until onions are browned and caramelized.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir in milk and cheese. Cook, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and mixture is creamy. Add cooked pasta; mix well. Continue cooking 1-2 minutes or until heated through.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all topping ingredients in bowl. Spoon topping over pasta and cheese mixture; serve immediately.

Tip #1

This recipe can be doubled if you're serving a crowd.

Nutrition (1 serving)

600 Calories
34 Fat (g)
95 Cholesterol (mg)
1370 Sodium (mg)
45 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
24 Protein (g)
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