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Mac & Cheez-It®
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Mac & Cheez-It®

Products Used: Cheez-It® Crackers Made With Whole Grain
Servings: 100 Servings


  • 50 cups cooked whole grain pasta (elbows preferred)
  • 75 oz Whole Grain Cheez-It® crackers*
  • 6.25 lbs 50% reduced sodium/50% reduced fat shredded American Cheese
  • 10 cups skim milk (or dry powder milk reconstituted)
  • 6 cups water
  • 16 tbsp low fat butter substitute
  • 8 tbsp black pepper

Recipe Directions

1. Cook pasta according to directions. Rinse, drain and set aside.
2. Grind Cheez-It® crackers in a food processor/blender (or mash in a plastic bag) until coarse. Reserve 8 cups for topping.
3. Mix remaining ground Cheez-It® crackers and the rest of the ingredients in a tilt kettle or large pot. Stir and bring to temperature. Cook until thickened, about 5-10 minutes.
4. Add cooked pasta that was set aside to sauce mixture. Stir until well mixed.
5. Divide mixture evenly into 4 shallow full-pans. Wrap and place in holding oven.
6. When ready to serve, sprinkle 2 cups each of crushed Cheez-It® crackers over the top of each pan.
7. Use 6 oz. ladle to serve.
1. For a little spice, substitute Whole Grain Original Cheez-It® for the Atomic or Loco flavors.
2. Make it a 2 meat eq "Mac & Cheez-It® Burger" recipe!
3. Add in 100 oz. of pre-cooked ground turkey during step
4. Serve with lettuce & tomato side salad!