Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
The perfect quick and easy meal! With Kraft Dinner being one of the main ingredients it will be a sure hit for every kid!
- 1 package lean beef
- 1 box macaroni & cheese dinner mix
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup (undiluted)
- 1 can peas
- 1 grated carrot
- 2 tablespoons sour cream
- garlic powder
- cheddar cheese
- cook and drain lean beef (add garlic powder and salt while cooking).
- cook kraft dinner according to package instructions and add cheese pouch.
- stir in sour cream, soup, grated carrots, peas and lean beef.
- put into casserole dish and bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
- top with cheese and bread crumbs and bake another 20 minutes.
No leftovers! Mike ate most of it himself. I made a few changes, nothing drastic tho. Rather than peas and carrots I used a can of mixed veggies since they were on sale, I also used fresh minced garlic and Italian bread crumbs. I think this would be good with any veggies you choose. I think I'll try different kinds as they go on sale. Also, I was not sure if I should prepare the mac & chz with milk and butter or not but decided to take another reviewer's advice and not add it. This was fine, I think the sour cream and soup is enough. I also used the low fat soup and sour cream and did not top with grated cheese. I topped with the breadcrumbs and placed it in the oven for about 30 - 40 min and then broiled just to brown the bread crumbs a bit more. Great easy meal with ingredients that I usually have on hand. Thanks for a great recipe.
I wasn't really impressed with this. The recipe isn't clear whether to make the mac and cheese with the butter and milk, or just cook the noodles and add the cheese packet and rest of the ingredients... The way it says to add the packet makes it sound like you don't use the milk and butter. This was a bit "gluey" after baking. Sorry, but I don't think I'll be making this one again.
Very simple, basic and inexpensive recipe that got great reviews at my house. My kids loved it. I didn't use the vegetables because one doesn't like peas oand the other doesn't like carrots. Very cheesy....which is always a winner in my house!