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Meatballs & Cheesy Mac
Meatballs & Cheesy Mac

Meatballs & Cheesy Mac

1 Hr(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
45 Min(s) Cook
What's better than a mac and cheese dinner? One topped with meatballs made with zesty dressing and crushed crackers that's on the table in an hour.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1/3 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
1 large onion, chopped, divided
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
15 RITZ Crackers, crushed (about 1/2 cup)
2 cans (14.5 oz. each) diced tomatoes, drained
2 pkg. (7-1/4 oz. each) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Heat 2 Tbsp. dressing in large skillet. Add 1 cup onions; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Cool slightly. Mix with meat and crackers; shape into 12 (2-inch) meatballs. Cook in same skillet 7 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally.
2
Blend tomatoes, remaining dressing and onions in blender until smooth; pour over meatballs. Bring to boil; cover. Simmer on medium heat 20 min. or until meatballs are done (160°F), stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, prepare Dinners as directed on package.
3
Spoon meatballs into serving bowl; sprinkle with Parmesan. Serve with prepared Dinners.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Special Extra
Sprinkle with 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley just before serving.
Tip 2
Healthy Living
Good news! You'll save 200 calories and 23 grams of total fat, including 4 grams of saturated fat, per serving by preparing with KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing, extra-lean ground beef and KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, following the Light Prep directions on package.
Nutrition
Calories
720
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g
49%
Saturated Fat 11g
55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
27%
Sodium 1050mg
46%
Total Carbohydrates 61g
22%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 13g
26%
Protein 32g
64%
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
20%
Iron
25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
6 servings
* 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.
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