Hearty Mac & Cheese Recipe


Hearty Mac & Cheese Recipe

1 package (7–1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix 1 pound ground beef 3 tablespoons chopped onion 2 tablespoons chopped green pepper 1 can (10–3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons ketchup 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 1 teaspoon seasoned salt 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup frozen corn, thawed 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/4 cup 2% milk

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; set cheese packet aside. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.

  2. Add the soup, water, ketchup, mustard and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 4 minutes.

  3. Drain macaroni; add to beef mixture. Add the corn, cheese, contents of reserved cheese packet, butter and milk. Cook and stir until cheese and butter are melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Originally published as Hearty Mac & Cheese in Simple & Delicious yFebruary/March 2011, p16

Hamburger Noodle Casserole

If you are ready for the easiest meal ever your in luck. As an added bonus my little Peyton informed me that she likes it better than Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. So this gets a 7 year olds seal of approval. This is all you need...

1 pound of hamburger

approx. 1/2 package of egg noodles

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 can tomato sauce

Shredded Cheese

Boil and drain egg noodles. Brown hamburger. Mix in the cream of mushroom soup, and tomato sauce into browned hamburger. In a greased casserole dish layer half the noodles, then half soup mixture. Now layer remaining noodles, and remaining soup mixture. Top off with cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 min and enjoy.