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Zesty Cheeseburger Mac Casserole

Zesty Cheeseburger Mac Casserole recipe
photo by:kraft
This casserole's like having a cheeseburger, mac & cheese, and a big helping of vegetables—all in one tasty dish!
15 min
50 min
5 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
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What You Need

pkg.  (16 oz.) frozen vegetable blend (broccoli, carrots, cauliflower) (3 cups)
pkg.  (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese
cup  fat-free milk
cup  KRAFT Lite Zesty Italian Dressing
lb.  extra-lean ground beef, cooked, drained
cup  KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided

Make It

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.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

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 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.
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