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Main dishes

Taco Bake Made Over

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There are no tacos in this made-over taco bake. But there is chili-seasoned beef sandwiched between layers of mac and cheese and baked till melty.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
40 min
servings
total:
6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each
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What You Need

1
pkg.  (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese
1
lb.  extra-lean ground beef
2
large  green peppers, chopped
1
Tbsp.  chili powder
1
cup  TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa, divided
1/2
cup  BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream
1
cup  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided

Make It

HEAT oven to 400ºF.

PREPARE Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, brown meat with peppers and chili powder. Stir in 1/2 cup salsa.

STIR sour cream into prepared Dinner; spoon half into 8-inch square baking dish. Top with layers of meat mixture, 1/2 cup shredded cheese and remaining Dinner mixture; cover.

BAKE 15 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining salsa and shredded cheese; bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

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Kraft Kitchens Tips

Makeover - How We Did It
Here's a better-for-you alternative that will save you 140 calories and 17g of fat, including 10g of saturated fat, per serving when compared with the traditional recipe. We prepared it with extra-lean ground beef, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and a reduced amount of BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.
Cooking Know-How
To prepare, cut away the core. Remove seeds and membrane. Wash thoroughly. Wrap cut pieces tightly in plastic wrap to preserve fresh taste and crisp texture.
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