Layered Mac 'n Cheese With Ground Beef

READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray 2 quart casserole with cooking spray.
  • Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package.
  • Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook beef and garlic, 1/2 t of the salt and 1/4 t pepper over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain, if desired.
  • In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in flour, cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until bubbly.
  • Stir in milk, cook 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly.
  • Stir remaining 1/2 t salt, the nutmeg and cayenne.
  • Remove from heat; stir in cheese.
  • Fold in macaroni.
  • Spoon 1/3 of the macaroni mixture (about 1 1/3 cups) into casserole; top with half of the beef (about 1 1/2 cups).
  • Layer with another 1/3 of the macaroni mixture, remaining beef and remaining macaroni mixture.
  • Top with bread crumbs.
  • Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown.
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