Easy Mac and Cheese Lasagna

"Macaroni and Cheese with a twist"
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
5
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Lightly grease 8x8 baking dish.
  • Cook and drain ground beef and mix with spaghetti sauce.
  • Prepare Macaroni and Cheese using the directions on the box.
  • Place a layer (exactly half) of Mac and cheese in the baking dish, top with a layer of meat then a layer of cheese.
  • (Repeat).
  • After the 2 layers are complete, bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.
  • Then top with Parm Cheese.
  • **For meat substitute you can use pre cooked chicken.
  • **For a complete meatless dish you can use just the spaghetti sauce and leave out all meats.

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Reviews

  1. flower7
    Sooooo good! I saw this on Kraft's website before finding it here and on there it only called for 1/2 lb beef which is how I made it (and thought it was plenty). I also always make my "blue box" mac with sour cream instead of the milk it calls for (and I use the thick & creamy mac variety) so that's what I did this time also. This was the perfect way to use up some spaghetti sauce. Thanks for sharing!
     
  2. Luv2CookHate2Clean
    This was definitely a hit for us. The kids weren't very excited about the idea of it, for some reason, but I knew that mixing two of their favorites (mac and cheese and lasagna) couldn't go wrong. In all honesty, it was actually really good. For some reason, I was hungry this week for some kind of mac and cheese concoction, and this fit the bill. I'll definitely be making this one lots, since it's so easy, and I have the ingredients on hand most of the time. I'm going to try sauteeing some veggies into the spaghetti sauce next time, and see how that goes over. I did double everything and put it in a 9x13 pan, since I always like to have leftovers for dh's lunches.
     
  3. DavidFocker
    Very simple and tasty meal. Loved it. Thanks for the quick and easy and very tasty meal!
     
  4. mikemcneil2000
    Quick and easy. Substituted ground chicken breast for the beef and used reduced fat mozzarella to cut down the overall fat and the dish had a lot more flavor than I thought it would.
     
  5. MrsKnox2016
    I was split between 4 stars and 5 for this recipe, but went ahead and rounded up because it's even better the next day. My only hesitancy was due to the fact that I'm not sure that using the mac and cheese really added anything to the dish overall- it tasted the same as if I'd just used elbow mac pasta; I used the other half of Jo Mama's recipe for meat spaghetti sauce instead of the canned sauce and ground beef. Really substantial, really tasty and total comfort food. Can't wait to serve this in the fall/winter for a heart, belly-filling meal. Thanks for a great recipe!
     
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  1. flower7
    Sooooo good! I saw this on Kraft's website before finding it here and on there it only called for 1/2 lb beef which is how I made it (and thought it was plenty). I also always make my "blue box" mac with sour cream instead of the milk it calls for (and I use the thick & creamy mac variety) so that's what I did this time also. This was the perfect way to use up some spaghetti sauce. Thanks for sharing!
     
  2. mikemcneil2000
    Quick and easy. Substituted ground chicken breast for the beef and used reduced fat mozzarella to cut down the overall fat and the dish had a lot more flavor than I thought it would.
     
  3. MrsKnox2016
    I was split between 4 stars and 5 for this recipe, but went ahead and rounded up because it's even better the next day. My only hesitancy was due to the fact that I'm not sure that using the mac and cheese really added anything to the dish overall- it tasted the same as if I'd just used elbow mac pasta; I used the other half of Jo Mama's recipe for meat spaghetti sauce instead of the canned sauce and ground beef. Really substantial, really tasty and total comfort food. Can't wait to serve this in the fall/winter for a heart, belly-filling meal. Thanks for a great recipe!
     

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