Salsa-Licious Mac and Cheese:
Luscious, creamy mac and cheese kicked up with ground beef and salsa!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Keyword: ground beef recipe, mac and beef, mac and cheese
Servings: 3 -4
- 1 cup green bell pepper diced
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 14.5 oz canned diced tomatoes with juice OR 3 fresh tomatoes, diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 8 oz lean ground beef optional for meatless
- 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 cup Velveeta cubed
- 1 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- sliced green onions for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Brown ground beef, onion and pepper together in a large saute pan or deep skillet.
Add the tomatoes and Velveeta. Cook over low heat until cheese is melted.
Stir in cooked elbows.
Transfer to a 11 x 7 - inch baking dish. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbling.
Garnish with green onion if desired.
NOTE: If you cannot get Velveeta (outside US/Canada) then substitute 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar)
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 612kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 2001mg | Potassium: 877mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1297IU | Vitamin C: 55mg | Calcium: 701mg | Iron: 4mg