Tomato Mac & Cheese

Tomato Mac & Cheese

Try our Tomato Mac and Cheese recipe. It's comfort food but way better with the additions of chicken, tomatoes and basil and topped with crispy breadcrumbs-yum!
  • 18 MINS

    Cooking Time

  • 10 MINS

    Prep Time

  • 4 People


  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) olive oil, divided
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 mL) panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. (450 g) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped onion
  • 1 pouch Knorr® Sidekicks® Homestyle Cheddar Pasta Side Dish
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 1 cup (250 mL) lowfat milk
  • 1 pint (500 mL) heirloom grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) thinly sliced fresh basil leaves

  1. HEAT 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned. Remove and cool slightly. Stir in Parmesan and set aside.

  2. SEASON chicken, if desired, with salt and pepper. Heat remaining oil in same skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken and onion, stirring occasionally, until chicken is thoroughly cooked, about 6 minutes. Remove and set aside.

  3. ADD water, milk and Knorr® Sidekicks® Homestyle Cheddar Pasta Side Dish to same skillet and bring to a boil. Cover; reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes, adding tomatoes during last 2 minutes of cook time. Stir in chicken and basil and top with bread crumbs. Garnish, if desired, with chopped avocado; now it's delicious. Dig in!

  1. Amount per Serving
Nutritional values Amount per Serving
Energy (g) 390.0
Calcium (g) 125.0 mg
Carbohydrates (g) 36.0 g
Fat (g) 12.0 g
Fiber (g) 2.0 g
Iron (g) 1.75 mg
Potassium (g) 0.0 mg
Protein (g) 34.0 g
Saturated Fat (g) 2.5 g
Sodium (g) 90.0 mg
Sugar (g) 9.0 g
Trans Fat (g) 0.0 g

Plant-Based Tip: Replace chicken with 1 can (15 oz.) low sodium black beans, rinsed & drained. Cook with onion and then continue as above.

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