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Layered Mac and Cheese with Ground Beef

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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 6
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It’s not just for kids anymore. Diners of all ages will enjoy the beefed-up goodness of this macaroni casserole.

Ingredients

2
cups uncooked elbow macaroni (8 oz)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
tablespoons all-purpose flour
2
cups milk
1/2
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
3
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (12 oz)
1
cup soft bread crumbs (about 2 slices bread)

Directions

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

Expert Tips

Use Swiss cheese and a dash of ground nutmeg in place of the Cheddar cheese to bring a whole new flavor to this dish.

Penne or rotini pasta can be used in place of the elbow macaroni.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
630
Calories from Fat
310
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
52%
Saturated Fat
19g
94%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
125mg
41%
Sodium
1130mg
47%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
6g
Protein
37g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 4 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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