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The Cheese Thing Recipe

The Cheese Thing

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"This recipe was given to me by a friend and coworker. She knew that I would make it low fat as soon as I read it. My family has enjoyed it with a salad and fresh bread or rolls. This may be made ahead and placed in the refrigerator for 24 hours or in the freezer for 1 month."

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Original recipe makes 8 - 10 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Stir together pasta, margarine, cheese, diced tomatoes, sugar, and salt. Place in a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 40 to 60 minutes. The pasta will stick up and brown slightly, so you may want to cover with foil.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2007

The first time I made this according to recipe and my family of picky eaters loved it. But then I sprinkled southwest seasoning on chicken breast and cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces, added it to the mix and added extra cheese on top, and they devoured it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 14, 2013

I'm sorry, but this was BAD. To begin with, it had an intimidating odor. Also, it was kinda bland? It really didn't have much of a taste to it. I could have done something wrong but I'm not willing to attempt to make this again.


10 Ratings

Nov 15, 2012

This was really good. Next time I'm only going to bake it for 30 minutes.

Oct 12, 2012

Excellent, fast and easy. I added some salsa to make it a bit more saucy, chunked the cheese and used a bit of Pepper Jack too, since we like more cheese and spicy foods...awesome. I'll be sending this recipe to my son in college who needs some easy recipes...this is a DEFINITE keeper.

Mar 16, 2013

I tried this dish because it was easy and I was surprised how good it was! Hubby didn't care for it but it is a good weekday meal and one I feel the grandchildren would love. Definitely try it. The leftovers are good too.

Jun 05, 2008

a little spicy but the family loved it! this is also good if you cook about a 1lb or less of ground beef with taco seasoning and mix it in. Delicious!

Oct 22, 2012

Loved it!

Mar 21, 2012

Yummy. Everyone who tried it loved it.


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  • Calories
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 18.2 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 679 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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