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Smart-Choice Home-Baked Macaroni & Cheese

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Amp up a basic mac and cheese dinner by mixing in sour cream, extra cheddar cheese, cayenne pepper and crushed crackers. Bake it for an extra-gooey entrée.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
40 min
servings
total:
5 servings, 1 cup each

What You Need

1
pkg.  (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese
1
cup  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/2
cup  BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream
1/4
tsp.  ground red pepper (cayenne)
6
 RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers, crushed (about 1/4 cup)
1
Tbsp.  butter or margarine, melted

Make It

HEAT oven to 375°F.

PREPARE Dinner as directed on package. Stir in 1/2 cup shredded cheese, sour cream and pepper; spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Top with remaining shredded cheese.

MIX cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over ingredients in casserole.

BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Small Changes Add Up
Small ingredient substitutions, such as KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese, and BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream, result in a savings of 60 calories and 10g of total fat, including 4g of sat fat, when compared to a traditional recipe.
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a crisp mixed green salad and your favorite hot cooked fresh vegetable.
Substitute
Substitute ground black pepper for the ground red pepper.
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