Easy homestyle macaroni and cheese

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pack Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (14 oz) OR
1 pack Velveeta Shells & Cheese Dinner (12 oz)
2¼ cup Hot water (use 1 1/2 c for Velveeta Shells & Cheese)
½ teaspoon Dry mustard (opt)
½ cup Sour cream (use 1/3 c for Velveeta Shells & Cheese)

Prep time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 40 minutes plus standing.

Heat oven to 375'F. Mix water and mustard in 1½ quart casserole dish. Whisk in Cheese Sauce from Pouch. Stir in dry Pasta; cover with tight-fitting lid. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover. Stir in sour cream.

Continue baking, uncovered, 10 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings.

STIR-IN IDEAS: Reduce water to 2 cups (reduce water to 1 ¼ cups for Velveeta Shells & Cheese). Add 1 cup chopped cooked broccoli and 1 cup chopped ham OR 1 cup cooked peas and 1 cup chopped cooked chicken when stirring in sour cream. Continue as directed above.

VARIATIONS: Top with combined ½ crushed crackers and 1 tablespoon melted margarine after stirring in sour cream. Continue as directed above. Substitute lowfat OR nonfat sour cream for regular sour cream.

From Tuscon area newspapers, 1994, 3rd quarter, courtest Mike Orchekowski.

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