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Meatballs & Cheesy Mac

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So good! My little guy loved it (super picky eater)! Used bread crumbs instead of RITZ and ground turkey instead of beef. Also only used 1 can of diced (Italian style) more
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 a cook
on 2/10/2010
15 min
1 hr
6 servings
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What You Need

cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
large  onion, chopped, divided
lb.  ground beef
 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
cans   (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, drained
pkg.   (7-1/4 oz. each) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
Tbsp.  KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

Make It

HEAT 2 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet. Add 1 cup onions; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Cool slightly. Mix with meat and crackers; shape into 12 (2-inch) meatballs. Cook in same skillet 7 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally.

BLEND tomatoes, remaining dressing and onions in blender until smooth; pour over meatballs. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium heat 20 min. or until meatballs are done (160°F), stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, prepare Dinners as directed on package.

SPOON meatballs into serving bowl; sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve with prepared Dinners.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Special Extra
Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley just before serving.
Healthy Living
Good news! You'll save 200 calories and 23 grams of total fat, including 4 grams of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing, extra-lean ground beef and KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, following the Light Prep directions on package.
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