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Salsa-Licious Mac & Cheese: Meatless Mondays

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 2 -3
Author: Judith Hannemann

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes + juice -OR- 3 fresh 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

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Serves 2-3
  • NOTE: If you cannot get Velveeta (outside US/Canada) then substitute 1/2 cup cream and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar)