Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From the Kraft website. Nothing fancy, but a tasty dressing up for boxed macaroni and cheese! It's also versatile. When I made it, I added 1/4 teaspoon or so of Montreal Steak seasoning. I also cooked a chopped onion along with the hamburger. You can use whatever seasoning you normally use when you make burgers to spice it up. Jalapenos are good in this as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Add water, ketchup and mustard. Bring to a boil. Stir in the macaroni from the box (but not the cheese yet). Reduce heat, cover and simmer 4 minutes.
  3. Add thawed vegetables. Simmer another 5-6 minutes covered, until macaroni is tender.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add cheese powder. Stir well. Sprinkle cheddar over the top and cover for a minute or two until cheese melts.
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This was very good. I had some relatives over at the last minute and they joined us for dinner, and enjoyed this. My husband said it was good for a "do-over."

BamaKathy October 25, 2007