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Deluxe Macaroni Dinner Recipe

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"This recipe never results in leftovers," says Michele Odstrcilek. The Lemont, Illinois reader dresses up a boxed mac-and-cheese mix with ground beef, onion and broccoli.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 package (14 ounces) deluxe four-cheese macaroni and cheese dinner
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 300 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 512 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add macaroni; cook for 5 minutes. Add broccoli; cook 4-5 minutes longer or until macaroni and broccoli are tender.
  3. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Place contents of cheese sauce mix in saucepan. Stir in the macaroni mixture, beef mixture and reserved liquid; heat through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Deluxe Macaroni Dinner in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 300 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 512 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 18 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2015

"Quick and easy and flavorful. Used frozen broccoli instead of fresh. Easy ingredients for a last minute meal and my picky husband actually liked it! :-) Worth keeping a box of Deluxe on hand (and I used regular not four-cheese and it was still really good)."

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Reviewed Jun. 23, 2012

"Better than box version of this meal at the grocery store. Quick and easy my family loves it!"

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