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This is really good. I needed something quick as we went out holiday shopping and were all starving with we got home. I whipped this up in no time at all and it was really good. I used plan marinara sauce and added some peppers and onions to ground beef while browning. I loved how the sliced american melted into the pasta and sauce, not just staying on the top. Thank you for sharing, this will be kept close for all those late night meals.

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mommyoffour December 06, 2012

We really enjoyed this quick & easy weeknight recipe. These are all ingredients we typically have on hand, too so, I'm happy to add this to my quick n' easy weeknight repertoire. I might experiment with some different cheeses on top and/or some different flavors of spaghetti sauce but, this was definitely a winner. We even served this to company, and they enjoyed it, too! Thanks for a quick and easy recipe!

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RFJ January 07, 2011

How quick and cheap can this recipe be for being so good? I doubled recipe and it fed 6 adults with leftovers,,and costed less than $10.00. Yaaahhh I have lunch for tomorrow lol,,if it lasts through the night,,,and money in my pocket. I cheated and just torn up the american cheese and put it in same pot and mixed it. Others in my family topped w/ grated parmesan cheese and also cheddar. I will def. make this again. Thank you for posting!

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Karen Guerra January 03, 2010

A very tasty treat. My wife would have preferred cheddar cheese but otherwise a great comfort food :-)

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NIN4NIN September 18, 2009

Super awesome recipe! Too easy to make and always a man-pleaser. Thank you!!!

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Areinard August 06, 2009

Way too tomatoey for me. If I were to make it again I would put more KD in the mixture.

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Momma Destiny March 28, 2008

This is great. It was so easy to make and everyone loved it. It does remind you of Hamburger Helper, but I thought it was better tasting than that. I wanted to point out that the recipe calls for you to boil the macaroni as directed on the box. It does not say to prepare the macaroni as directed. I added only the cheese powder, not the butter and milk that is normally added to mac and cheese. The only thing I will change the next time is to not put the cheese on top. My kids didnt like the cheese melted on top for some reason. Thanks for this great recipe!

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GwenG October 06, 2007

Very good! Definitely a kid pleaser, as my kids ate it all up in 1 sitting! I did use, however, "Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce w/meat" since it's all I had on-hand, and Kraft macaroni & cheese...Very filling, and I was thrilled at how much my kids loved it, and how little effort it took on MY part! Thank you, Shannon! :)

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Stacky5 May 17, 2005

This was ok but I found the Ragu tomato flavor a little too strong for my liking. I used the regular Ragu sauce and added a little green pepper and mushrooms to the ground beef as I was browning it.

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Dorel May 12, 2005

It was definately alright. Nothing spectacular, but for the evening it made a decent, yet quick meal. I'm sure we'll have it again but not as often as other 'staple' dinners, mainly when we want a change and something quick 'n easy

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Connie Ryan May 26, 2004
Macaroni and Cheese Surprise