Thursday, January 21, 2010

Zesty Cheeseburger Mac Casserole

I found this YUMMY recipe from  Of course, as usual, I had to make some adjustments to it :-).  Of course all of the adjustments was to make it healthier but you couldn’t tell it from the taste!!  In fact my boys had 2 helpings!  This was a winner!  And one huge 1 1/2 cup serving was approximately 430 calories, 7.6 grams of fat, and 3.6 grams of fiber (that is 8.5 ww points!!)

Here is the recipe with the changes that I made!


  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen vegetable blend with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower (3 cups)
  • 1 pkg.  (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/4 cup  KRAFT FREE Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 lb. extra-lean ground beef, cooked, drained
  • 1 cup  KRAFT Fat Free Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided


  1. HEAT oven to 375°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. round casserole dish; cover.
  4. BAKE 35 min. or until heated through. Uncover; top with remaining Cheddar cheese. Bake 3 to 4 min. or until cheese is melted.

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. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

1 comment:

For Their Future said...

Wow! I better get off of here and get some supper! Your blog is making me sooooo hungrey! Lol!