Saucy Beef Noodle Skillet



Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 20 min

Makes: 4 servings, 1-3/4 cups each



1 lb. extra lean ground beef

1 green pepper, chopped

1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained

1 cup water

1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing

2 pkg. (3 oz. each) ramen noodle soup mix, beef flavor

1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese



BROWN meat in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Stir

in peppers, tomatoes, water and dressing.

DISCARD or reserve flavor packets from soup mixes for another use.

Add dry noodles to skillet. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to low;

simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally.

REMOVE from heat. Sprinkle with cheese.

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Creamy Tomato Tortellini



Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 20 min

Makes: 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each



1 pkg. (9 oz.) fresh or frozen cheese tortellini

2 cups frozen broccoli florets

1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, cubed

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/4 cup 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese



COOK pasta as directed on package, adding broccoli to the boiling

water for the last 3 min. of the pasta cooking time.

MEANWHILE, cook tomatoes in large skillet on medium heat 5 min. Add

cream cheese and seasoning; cook 2 to 3 min. or until cream cheese is

completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring frequently.

DRAIN pasta mixture. Add to tomato mixture in skillet; mix lightly.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

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Simple Mac 'n Ham Dinner



Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 15 min

Makes: 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each



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

2 cups frozen peas

1 cup chopped Boiled Ham

1/2 cup Sour Cream



PREPARE Dinner in large saucepan as directed on package, adding peas

to the boiling water for the last 2 min. of the Macaroni cooking

time.

ADD ham and sour cream; mix lightly.

COOK 2 to 3 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

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Warm Peanut Butter Pudding



Prep Time: 5 min

Total Time: 5 min

Makes: 4 servings, 1/2 cup each



2 cups cold milk

1 pkg. (4-serving size) Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie

Filling

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping



POUR milk into medium bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk

2 min. or until well blended.

SPOON evenly into four microwaveable dessert dishes. Top each with 1

Tbsp. peanut butter.

MICROWAVE on HIGH 30 sec. or until peanut butter begins to melt and

pudding is heated through. Top each serving with 1 Tbsp. of the

whipped topping.

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Caramel Apples



Prep Time: 30 min

Total Time: 1 hr min

Makes: 6 servings



6 medium apples

1 bag (14 oz.) KRAFT Caramels

2 Tbsp. water

30 RITZ Crackers, coarsely broken

1/4 cup colored sprinkles



INSERT 1 wooden pop stick into stem end of each apple; set aside.

PLACE caramels in medium saucepan. Add water; cook on medium-low heat

until caramels are completely melted and mixture is well blended,

stirring constantly.

DIP apples in caramel mixture. Immediately roll bottoms of dipped

apples in crackers, then in sprinkles. Place on wax paper-covered

baking sheet; let stand 30 min. or until caramel is set. Store in

refrigerator up to 2 days.

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Caramel-Pecan Brownies



Prep Time: 20 min

Total Time: 1 hr 15 min

Makes: 32 servings, 1 square each



4 squares BAKER'S Unsweetened Baking Chocolate

3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine

2 cups sugar

4 eggs

1 cup flour

1 bag (14 oz.) KRAFT Caramels (about 50)

1/3 cup whipping cream

2 cups PLANTERS Pecan Halves, divided



PREHEAT oven to 350F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, with ends

of foil extending over sides of pan. Generously grease foil.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2

min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely

melted. Stir in sugar until well blended. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in

flour until well blended. Spread half of the batter into prepared

pan.

BAKE 25 min. or until top is firm to the touch. Meanwhile, microwave

caramels and whipping cream in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2

min. or until caramels begin to melt. Stir until caramels are

completely melted. Stir in 1 cup of the pecan halves.

SPREAD caramel mixture evenly over brownie; top with remaining

brownie batter. (Some caramel mixture may peek through.) Sprinkle

with remaining 1 cup pecan halves. Bake an additional 30 min. or

until top is firm to the touch. Cool in pan on wire rack. Remove

brownies from pan, using foil handles. Cut into 32 squares. Store in

tightly covered container at room temperature.





Kelly in IL