Sunday, August 24, 2014

Kraft Dinner Lasagna


My love of Mac and Cheese is well documented on this blog. It all started as a kid with this...


We used to go home from elementary school for lunch. My mom would always make us grilled cheese and soup or tuna melts, but my favourite was when she made us Kraft Dinner and hot dogs, always on a piece of white bread with mustard and ketchup‼ YEP, good old KD is where my love of cheesy noodles began.


I had a hankering for lasagna the other day but didn’t feel like going to all the trouble. So I pulled a box of KD out of the cupboard and thought to myself, I can make lasagna out of this, so I did!


It turned out great! Super tasty, super easy, all the things I love in a meal!

What you need,

1 box Kraft Dinner
3 tbsp. milk (I used 1%)
1 tbsp. butter
½ lb. ground beef
1¼ cups your favourite jarred pasta sauce
1 cup cottage cheese
1 tbsp. Italian seasoning
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

Heat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a small baking dish and set aside.

Start by cooking the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the beef is well browned, drain off any excess fat. Add the pasta sauce and turn down the heat to medium low and let it simmer while you get everything else ready.

Meanwhile make the mac and cheese according to package directions. Now you can make it using the amounts of butter and milk the package calls for if you want but I always make with 3 tablespoons of milk and 1 tablespoon of butter.
Set the prepared KD aside.

In a medium bowl stir together the cottage cheese and Italian seasoning.
To assemble the lasagna layer on half the meat mixture into the baking dish. Top that with half of the Kraft Dinner. Gently spread the cottage cheese mixture on top of the KD. Layer on the rest of the meat mixture and the remaining KD. Top the whole thing with the grated Mozzarella cheese. Bake for 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbly.

Serve with a nice green salad and you have wonderful dinner.


Oh Kraft Dinner you will always have my heart‼

Enjoy!


Jen






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