PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Place frozen vegetables in colander in sink. Cook Macaroni as directed on package. Pour cooked macaroni over vegetables in colander to drain and quickly thaw vegetables.
RETURN macaroni and vegetables to same saucepan. Add Cheese Sauce, milk and dressing; mix well. Add cooked meat and 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese; mix well. Spoon into 2-qt. round casserole dish; cover with foil.
BAKE 35 min. or until heated through. Uncover; top with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese. Bake an additional 3 to 4 min. or until cheese is melted.
KRAFT KITCHENS TIPS
Substitute 1 can (12 oz.) white tuna in water, drained, for the cooked ground beef.
Prepare as directed except for baking; cover. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake, covered, at 375°F for 40 to 45 min. or until heated through. Remove from oven; uncover. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Let stand 5 min. or until cheese is melted.
RECIPE COURTESY OF KRAFT FOODS