Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Recipe of the Day

Time for a new recipe! Did ya'll try the last recipe I posted? Let me know what you thought...good or bad? I would love to know. Also, let me know if you have any suggestions for any of my recipes. And in 6 days I will have a lot of time to post more recipes, so let me know if you are ever looking for a certain recipe.

Main Course: Cheeseburger Mac Casserole
Total time: 65 minutes (but most of that is in the oven)
Serves: 5

1 bag (16 0z.) frozen veggies (broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower)
1 box (14 oz.) macaroni and cheese
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup Italian dressing
1 lb. extra lean ground beef, cooked and drained
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the frozen veggies in a colander in the sink.
2. Cook the macaroni as directed on the package. Pour the cooked macaroni over the veggies in the colander to drain and thaw the veggies quickly. Return the macaroni and veggies to the same saucepan. Add the cheese sauce, milk, and dressing. Mix well.
3. Add the cooked meat and 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese. Mix well.
4. Spoon into a 2 quart round casserole dish. Cover with foil.
5. Bake 35 minutes or until heated through. Uncover, top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake an additional 3-4 minutes, uncovered, to melt the cheese.

**Notes: This is not a pretty dish, but is tasty and EASY to prepare! You can also substitute tuna for the ground beef if you'd prefer. You can also prepare this 24 hours in advance. Just follow the directions through step 4. Then refrigerate over night and cook when you are ready. Be sure to add 5-10 extra minutes to the cooking time to make up for the overnight cooling.


Suzanne said...

I thought you didn't like casseroles?!?! Anyway, this sounds like it is right up my alley... I will have to try it when Shawny-Poo gets home from Brazil. Later gator.

Amy Middleton said...

mmm I'm a big casserole fan! can't wait to try it! We got to see your in-laws last week...they mentioned you might be coming down to FL soon...let us know if we can meet up at all! We'd love to see you guys!