Everyone loves a good makeover! We started with mac and cheese and added ground beef and spaghetti sauce to make a lasagna-like dish for four.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 pkg. (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese
1/2 lb. extra-lean ground beef
2 large green peppers, chopped
2/3 cup OLIVO by CLASSICO Traditional Pasta Sauce
1/2 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 400ºF.
Prepare Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, brown meat with peppers in large skillet; stir in pasta sauce.
Layer half each of the Dinner and meat mixture in 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; repeat layers. Top with shredded cheese.
Bake 15 min. or until heated through.
Makeover - How We Did It
Want a quick meal that will save you both fat and calories when compared to the original recipe? This delicious recipe trims 170 calories and 16g of fat, including 5g of sat fat, per serving by using extra-lean ground beef and a decreased weight of the meat. It also uses better-for-you versions of both the Macaroni & Cheese Dinner and the shredded cheddar.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 57g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.