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Mac & Cheese Jack-o’-Lantern

Turn a family favorite into a Halloween special — so easy with some extra cheese and pepper.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

15 min.

Total Time:

50 min.


  • 1 lb. large shell pasta1 jar (15 oz.) Cheez Whiz
    cup milk
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 12 drops yellow liquid food coloring
  • 2 drops red liquid food coloring
  • 1½ cups shredded Cheddar
  • 2 Tbs. ketchup
  • Black concentrated food coloring
  • 2 thin slices Cheddar
  • 1 strip green pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Coat 7-cup shallow round baking dish with cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In large bowl, whisk together Cheez Whiz, milk, Worcestershire, mustard and liquid food colorings until blended. Stir in pasta until coated.
  2. Transfer to baking dish. Bake 20 min. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake until cheese is just melted, about 5 min. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
  3. Meanwhile, tint ketchup black with food coloring. Transfer to plastic sandwich bag; snip corner. Cut out eyes, nose and mouth from cheese slices and arrange on mac & cheese to make pumpkin face. Pipe black ketchup over cheese pieces. Garnish with pepper stem.

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