Mac 'n Cheese-Stuffed Potatoes made with RITZ Crackers

Mac 'n Cheese-Stuffed Potatoes made with RITZ Crackers


8 servings, 2 pieces each (6.8 oz.)

  • 8 large golden new potatoes (29 oz.)
  • 8 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni

  • Cheese Sauce
  • 1-1/4 oz. unsalted butter
  • 1 oz. all-purpose flour
  • 20 oz. warm whole milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp. mustard powder
  • 4-1/2 oz. finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 oz. chopped cooked bacon

  • Crumb Topping
  • 4-1/4 oz. RITZ Crushed Crackers, finely ground
  • 1 oz. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 oz. finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories


  • Total fat

    22 g

  • Saturated fat

    11 g

  • Trans fat

    1 g

  • Cholesterol

    50 mg

  • Sodium

    350 mg

  • Carbohydrate

    53 g

  • Dietary fiber

    4 g

  • Sugars

    6 g

  • Protein

    15 g

  • Vitamin A

    10 %DV

  • Vitamin C

    8 %DV

  • Calcium

    25 %DV

  • Iron

    15 %DV


Boil potatoes on medium heat until tender; drain. Set aside until cool. Cook macaroni until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.

Cheese Sauce: Melt butter in saucepan on medium heat. Stir in flour to make roux. Cook about 4 min. or until raw flour aroma is gone, stirring frequently. Gradually add milk, stirring until smooth after each addition. Whisk in mustard. Bring to boil. Simmer on low heat, uncovered, 3 min. Add cheese; stir until melted. Stir in cooked macaroni and bacon; set aside.

Crumb Topping: Combine ingredients; set aside.

Assembly: Cut potatoes horizontally in half; scoop out centers, leaving 1/4-inch-thick shells. (Reserve centers for another use.) Fill each potato half with 1.5 oz. macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 oz. Crumb Topping. Arrange on sheet pan.

Bake in 400°F standard oven 9 to 10 min. or until filling is hot. Plate 2 pieces per serving.


Serving Suggestion:

  • Make additional Cheese Sauce. Top each filled potato with 1 oz. sauce before sprinkling with Crumb Topping. Bake as directed.