Get the best of all worlds with our Zesty Cheeseburger Mac Casserole recipe. It's like having a cheeseburger, mac and cheese and a helping of vegetables all in one great dish. Zesty Cheeseburger Mac Casserole is a Healthy Living dish we can really get behind.
Place frozen vegetables in colander in sink. Cook Macaroni as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown ground beef.
Drain meat. Pour cooked macaroni over vegetables in colander to drain and quickly thaw vegetables. Return macaroni and vegetables to saucepan. Add Cheese Sauce, milk and dressing; mix well. Add meat and 1/2 cup shredded cheese; mix well. Spoon into 2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; cover.
Bake 35 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining shredded cheese; bake, uncovered, 3 to 4 min. or until melted.
Makeover - How We Did It
We made over a favorite KRAFT recipe. Save 90 calories and 14g of fat, including 4g of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with extra-lean ground beef instead of 80% lean ground beef and fat-free milk, and using KRAFT Lite 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.
Prepare as directed except for baking. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake, covered, in 375°F oven 40 to 45 min. or until heated through. Remove from oven; top with remaining cheese. Let stand (uncovered) 5 min. or until cheese is melted.
Delight your family with this cheesy easy-to-make meal. As a bonus, the vegetables are a good source of vitamin A.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 49g
Dietary Fiber 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
5 servings, 1-1/2 cups each
* 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.