Friday, February 15, 2008

Cheesy Mac-Topped Casserole

Cheesy Mac Casserole
One day I was browsing through Yahoo! Foods to see if I saw anything interesting—I actually prefer Yahoo! Foods to Food Network—and this particular recipe from Kraft Foods caught my eye. The main reason it looked interesting was because I already had all the ingredients at home, but I was also surprised to see a casserole that used Kraft Mac and Cheese. Anyhoo, I followed the recipe directions and it just didn't do it for me or my husband, Matt. It seemed that the dish was missing something, but perhaps others will like it...and I'm pretty sure kids would like it. They like anything with mac and cheese!

INGREDIENTS (makes 6 servings)

  • 1 (14 ounce) package KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (9 ounce) package frozen green beans, thawed, drained
  • 1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mild Cheddar Cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Prepare Dinner as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown meat with garlic and oregano in large nonstick skillet; drain. Add tomatoes with their liquid and the beans; mix well. Spoon meat mixture into 13x9-inch baking dish; top evenly with prepared Dinner. Cover with foil.

Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Remove from oven; uncover. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

Cheesy Mac Casserole

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