22 Reviews

This is exactly what it sounds like. Good, unpretentious comfort food. It won't knock your socks off but it is great for those times when you don't feel like messing around too much in the kitchen and you don't know what to make. Especially since the ingredients are usually on hand. I would recommend this especially to people just learning to cook as this dish is extremely simple. Personally, I will probably add mushrooms, onions & peppers next time.

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Mysterygirl April 25, 2002

My 16 yr old son cooks the family dinner once a week. This was easy for him to make and was a great hit!! Was completely gone by the next day. I think he'll be wanting to make this dish again soon!

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Pat35honey March 24, 2002

The whole family approved! I used the "off brand" mac n' cheese and spaghetti sauce...put slices of nice n' cheesy (off brand velveeta) (and omitted the butter called for on the mac..why add the fat). Very suprised at how good it is. A better beefaroni! A great recipe for when my 12 y/o son wants to cook.

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princess buttercup May 31, 2002

This was delicious! I used Velveeta Shells and Cheese and my family absolutely loved it. Thanks to your mother-in-law and you.

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carolinafan May 09, 2002

Not a fan of green peppers so used garlic/vidalia onion sauce instead! Had Velveeta shells and cheese on hand so used that instead as well and it came out magnificent!

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LuvBug412 April 22, 2002

I just tried the Mac Surprise it is great my husban LOVED it. His grandmother did too. Marilyn

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Marilyn Vernon March 16, 2002

This was sooo yummy. I make this on night my husband works late and need something that it great for leftovers. This is so yummy and my kids LOVE it!

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DebM May 04, 2002

Nadine Cherry: 2 of 3 people liked it. It was a different change for the boxed macaroni and cheese. It says to prepare macaroni as directed on box, I would say don't cook the macaroni as long, and then add the cheese mixture, maybe then the noodles wouldn't be as soggy. Instood of Kraft Singles on top, try grated longhorn cheese.

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Nadine Cherry April 24, 2002

Yes this is very easy to make. Yes it is hardy, but it reminds me of a homemade hamburger helper. For a quick fix, last minute dinner this is fine. I used Kraft Deluxe Mac and the Ragu Spagetti sauce. If I make this again I will use a different sauce. Something a with a bit more garlic.

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Mary Weber August 21, 2002

very quick and easy with things you have no hand. tasty and filling, would be great for potlucks.

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Lorianne January 10, 2003
Macaroni and Cheese Surprise