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  • Servings: 2
  • Preparation Time: 3


Vegaphobes won’t know that this mac and cheese harbors a can of carrots. Shhh. The casserole has three recipe variations for adventurous eaters – Pasta Florentine adds some garlic, spinach and Parmesan cheese; there’s a hint of spicy brown mustard in the Ham and Cheese variation; and Shrimp Parmesan is enhanced with a can of baby shrimp and the scent of extra-virgin olive oil.

(Goes with Tasty Mixed-Up Mac and Cheese recipe)


  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup canned pasta sauce
  • 2 ounces canned, tiny shrimp, drained
  • 3 cups hot mac and cheese (Tasty Mixed-Up Mac and Cheese recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded, imported Parmesan cheese


  • Heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium-heat. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, about 10 seconds. Add the pasta sauce and shrimp, and heat through, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Stir into 2 portions, or approximately 3 cups, of hot mac and cheese along with the Parmesan cheese and serve.
  • Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 520; Total fat 21g; Saturated fat 8g; Cholesterol 135mg; Sodium 840mg; Carbohydrate 59g; Fiber 4g; Protein 25g; Vitamin A 130%DV*; Vitamin C 6%DV; Calcium 35%DV; Iron 20%DV
  • * Daily Value

Categories: Dairy  Pasta  Seafood 
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