Friday, December 4, 2009

Recipes with Kraft Dinner!

I absolutely love Mac N Cheese. It was a staple at our house when I was little, and I still love it to this day! There are so many dishes you can make with it! Here are a few examples:

Mac N Cheese Salad: (my cousin made this, I wasn't a fan but it was fast and just ok)

1 (7 1/4 oz.) pkg. Kraft macaroni and cheese
10 oz. pkg. frozen peas (thawed and cooked)
1 med. tomato, chopped
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sliced celery
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. salt
6 hard-cooked eggs, chopped (less may be used)

Prepare mix according to directions on package. Add frozen peas. Stir and add rest of ingredients. Chopped green pepper may be added, if desired. Chill before serving.

Tuna Mac N Cheese: (I love making this when Mr.BB isn't home. He hates tuna)

1 box Kraft's macaroni & cheese dinner
1 can tuna, drained
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can Rotel tomatoes

Cook Mac N Cheese as directed. Add tuna (prepared how you like) and onion. Thin the cream of mushroom soup with milk and add it in the mix with the tomatoes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. I usually leave it uncovered.

Tex Mex Mac N Cheese: (Mr.BB's fav.)

1 lb. extra lean ground beef
1 pkg. Macaroni and Cheese
1 can chili style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 cup water
1 cup Tex Mex Shredded Cheese

Brown meat in large nonstick skillet; drain. Stir in Macaroni, tomatoes and water. Bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 15 min., stirring occasionally. Add Cheese Sauce Mix; stir until blended. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and avocado slices, sliced olives, salsa or sour cream.

Mac N Cheese Beef Casserole:

1 pkg. Macaroni and Cheese
1 lb.lean ground beef
1 can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 cup Double Cheddar Shredded Cheese

Heat oven to 400ºF. Prepare Kraft Dinner as directed on package, omitting the butter. Meanwhile, brown meat in large nonstick skillet; drain. Stir in tomatoes and oregano; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Combine KD and meat mixture; spoon into 9-inch square baking dish. Top with Cheddar. Bake 10 min. or until Cheddar is melted and casserole is heated through.

Chili & Cheese:

Chili Recipe:

1/2 to 1 lb of bacon
2 lbs of ground beef
2 packets of McCormick (or other brand) chili seasoning
1 large onion chopped
2 bell peppers (I prefer a yellow and a red) chopped
2 cans diced tomatoes (I prefer the Hunt's Fire roasted )
1 can red kidney beans
1 can light colored kidney beans
1 can of "chili beans" (if you can't find this just use another can of kidney)
1 to 2 cans of plain tomato sauce (I like thick chili so I use 1 can but if you like it soupier use more)

Fry bacon. Drain MOST of the grease but leave enough to coat the pan , throw in the chopped peppers saute for a few minutes , then add onions , saute a few more minutes until soft, add in ground beef , season with garlic powder , salt and pepper to taste, and then 1/2 a packet of chili seasoning and cook through . Add ground beef mixture and all other ingredients including the bacon crumbled up or broken in to small pieces to a large pot or crock pot .... simmer on stove top on low for an hour or in a crockpot on low for 3 hours.
Then, cook KD as directed. Add into Chili. Top with sour cream.

Cheeseburger Mac N Cheese:

3 cups frozen vegetable blend with broccoli, carrots and cauliflower
1 pkg. KRAFT DINNER Macaroni and Cheese
3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
3/4 lb. extra lean ground beef, cooked, drained
3/4 cup Part Skim Mozzarella Shredded Cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 375°F. 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. Return macaroni and vegetables to saucepan. Add Cheese Sauce Mix, milk and dressing; mix well. Add cooked meat and 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese; mix well. Spoon into 2-L casserole dish; cover with lid. Bake 35 min. or until heated through. Uncover; top with remaining shredded cheese. Bake an additional 3 to 4 min. or until cheese is melted.

Mac N Cheese Lasagna:

1 pkg. Macaroni and Cheese
1/2 lb. extra lean ground beef
1-1/2 cups pasta sauce
1 cup Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
2 Tbsp. Parmesan Grated Cheese

Heat oven to 350°F. Prepare Kraft Dinner using the Sensible Solution directions on package. Meanwhile, brown meat in skillet. Spoon 1/2 of Dinner into lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; top with layers of 1/2 each sauce, meat and mozzarella. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Chicken Caccitore and Cheese:

1 tsp. oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2   zucchini, chopped
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can water (use empty can from tomatoes)
1 box Macaroni and Cheese

Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 5 min. or until browned. Add vegetables, oregano, tomatoes, water and Pasta. Bring to boil; simmer partially covered, 12 min. or until pasta is tender.Stir in Cheese Sauce; cook until heated through.


1 box Mac N Cheese
1 can/bottle spaghetti sauce
Ground Beef

Put some oil in a pan, and on medium heat cook the onion and toss in some garlic if you wish. Then brown the ground beef. Once cooked, drain the remaining grease. Add in pasta sauce. In another pot cook Mac N Cheese as directed. Add mac N cheese to the pasta sauce. Serve with garlic toast.

1 comment:

Westside Wedding said...

Ashley thank you sooo much for these receipes! FI & I love mac n cheese!