Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mac and Cheese Lasagna

I haven't been cooking a whole lot lately, and almost nothing new, but the other day I needed a quick fix for dinner and I had everything in my fridge for this Kraft recipe. I was afraid it would turn out gross, (strange combination of ingredients) but it turned out amazing! This is an fast, easy recipe that lasagna lovers will approve of. (Modification- I did not use the light recipe on the kraft mac and cheese dinner because I forgot. It turned out very rich, cheesy and delicious. Calorie conscious families may opt for low fat moz cheese and the light recipe.)

Mac and Cheese Lasagna

Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 40 min Makes: 4 servings

What You Need!

1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner

1-1/2 cups spaghetti sauce

1/2 lb. lean ground beef

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

2 tbsp. grated parmesan cheese

HEAT oven to 350°F.

PREPARE Kraft Mac and Cheese Dinner, using the Light Prep directions on package. Meanwhile, brown meat in skillet; drain.

SPOON half the Dinner into lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; top with layers of half each sauce, meat and shredded cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips - Substitute 1 cup chopped leftover cooked chicken for the browned ground beef. Or omit it for a meatless version.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Wow! It has been a long time! I guess it is time to delve into some of my oldy but goody recipes. Chicken!!

1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. karo syrup
1/2 C. peanut butter
3 C. corn flakes
Melt the sugar, karo syrup and peanut butter in a saucepan. When melted add the cornflakes - stir until well coated. Place spoonfuls on wax or parchment paper to dry.
It's a super easy and super yummy recipe. I usually double it because it makes a small batch. I remember my brother would pay me to make these for him when I was younger. I hope you like them!