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Cheesy Mac Topped Casserole

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield 6 servings, 1 1/2 cups each

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner Made With 2% Milk Cheese
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 pkg. (9 oz.) frozen green beans, thawed, drained
  • 1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.

    Prepare Dinner as directed on package.

    Meanwhile, brown meat with garlic and oregano in large nonstick skillet; drain. Stir in tomatoes and beans.

    Spoon meat mixture into 13x9-inch baking dish; top with Dinner. Cover.

    Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Remove from oven. Top with cheese; let stand, covered, 5 min. or until melted.

    Make Ahead:
    Assemble casserole as directed. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake as directed for 40 to 45 min. or until heated through. Top with cheese; continue as directed.

    Substitute:
    Prepare using thawed frozen Italian green beans.

    Substitute:
    Prepare using canned Italian-style diced tomatoes or pasta-ready diced tomatoes.

    Make it Easy:
    If using foil to cover the casserole, spray foil with cooking spray before using. Place, sprayed-side down, over casserole to prevent sticking.

    Nutrition Bonus:
    The macaroni and cheese dinner and the 2% Cheddar cheese in this low-calorie low-fat meal team up to provide a good source of calcium.

    Nutrition Information Per Serving (dinner w/2% cheese, 95% gr beef, 2% cheddar ): 390 calories, 11g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 70mg cholesterol, 960mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 4g dietary fiber, 10g sugars, 30g protein, 20%DV vitamin A, 35%DV vitamin C, 45%DV calcium, 20%DV iron.

    Exchange: 2-1/2 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 3 Meat (VL), 1-1/2 Fat

    Nutrition Information Per Serving (dinner w/ 2% cheese, 95% gr beef, 2% mozz cheese ): 390 calories, 10g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 930mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate, 5g dietary fiber, 10g sugars, 31g protein, 25%DV vitamin A, 40%DV vitamin C, 45%DV calcium, 20%DV iron.

    Exchange: 2-1/2 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 3 Meat (VL), 1 Fat

    Nutrition Information Per Serving (reg dinner, 80% gr beef, part skim mozz cheese): 450 calories, 19g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 960mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate, 5g dietary fiber, 8g sugars, 28g protein, 20%DV vitamin A, 35%DV vitamin C, 30%DV calcium, 20%DV iron.