Zesty Cheeseburger Mac Casserole

3.5
(86) 71 Reviews
Prep Time
15
min.
Total Time
50
min.
Servings

5 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

This casserole's like having a cheeseburger, mac & cheese, and a big helping of vegetables—all in one tasty dish!

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Make It

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Place frozen vegetables in colander in sink. Cook Macaroni as directed on package. Pour cooked macaroni over vegetables in colander to drain and quickly thaw vegetables.
  • Return macaroni and vegetables to same saucepan. Add Cheese Sauce, milk and dressing; mix well. Add cooked meat and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese; mix well. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole; cover.
  • Bake 35 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining cheddar; bake, uncovered, 3 to 4 min. or until cheese is melted.

Makeover - How We Did It

We made over a favorite KRAFT recipe. Save 90 calories, 13 g of fat and 5 g of saturated fat per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef instead of 80% lean ground beef and using KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing and KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made with 2% Milk Cheese instead of the regular products.

Substitute

Substitute 1 can (12 oz.) white tuna in water, drained, for the cooked ground beef.

Make Ahead

Prepare as directed except for baking; cover. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake, covered, at 375°F for 40 to 45 min. or until heated through. Remove from oven; uncover. Top with remaining cheese. Let stand 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

Servings

  • 5 servings, 1-1/2 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 3 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 3 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 4 Meat (L)
  • 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Delight your family with this cheesy easy-to-make meal. As a bonus, the vegetables add a good source of vitamin A and the cheese and Kraft Macaroni & Cheese provide calcium.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 5 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 470
% Daily Value
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 1130mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 37g
   
Vitamin A 45 %DV
Vitamin C 30 %DV
Calcium 60 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Rosiecheex |

    I really wasn't too impressed with this dish. I think the dressing ruined the flavor of this dish, I wouldn't make it again.

  • Jeanne893 |

    Excellent. My husband said to make it again, a top rating from him.

  • mksenior50 |

    Over all very good. I cooked it a little longer. I added french oinions on the top the last few minutes with the cheese. Makes a big portion. I put it into 2 dishes and gave one to a friend. They loved it also.

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