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Hearty Mac 'n' Cheese

 Hearty Mac 'n' Cheese
"I do most of the cooking for our family of eight," writes teenager Tiffanie Froese of Athena, Oregon. "Here is a hearty main dish that's a family favorite. It's a breeze to fix with boxed macaroni and cheese mix, and it tastes delicious."
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 packages (7-1/4 ounces each) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the
  • meat is no longer pink. Meanwhile, prepare macaroni and cheese
  • according to package directions.
  • Drain beef mixture; stir into macaroni and cheese. Transfer to a
  • greased shallow 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with mozzarella
  • cheese and bacon. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 6-8 servings.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.