"kicked Up" Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

I have made this quite a few times, it is just delicious and a favourite with my family. This recipe makes quite a lot so make certain that you have a very large fry pan or use a Dutch oven. The complete recipe is made on top of the stove. Make certain to only cook pasta until just firm but a bit tender, as the pasta will cook more in the pan. All ingredients may be adjusted to suit taste. I have even added in some chopped cooked bacon...you will love this!

Top Review by Torricus

It was just alright for me. I found it way too rich for my taste, and a tiny bit bland. Very hearty, though! And makes a good quantity!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta from the Kraft dinner until firm-tender (do not over cook, leave firm!) drain and rinse under cold water, set aside the cheese packages and the cooked macaroni.
  2. In a large frypan or Dutch oven brown the ground beef with onion, garlic and celery until beef is no longer pink; drain fat.
  3. Add in the mushrooms and the cooked macaroni to the ground beef; mix to combine.
  4. In a bowl, mix together mushroom soup, tomato soup, HP steak sauce, Tabasco sauce (if using) green pepper, Parmesan cheese (if using) and the two packages of cheese mix; mix well to combine.
  5. Add the mixture to the ground beef in the pan and stir to combine.
  6. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes; reduce heat to low and simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding in milk to thin sauce (I use about 1/4-1/3 cup).
  7. Delicious!

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