Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A twist on traditional mac and cheese


  1. Brown meat.
  2. Drain.
  3. Add salsa and water.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Stir in macaroni.
  6. Reduce heat and cover.
  7. Simmer 8-10 minutes.
  8. Add Velveeta.
  9. Stir until melted.
Most Helpful

My gosh, this was the easiest ever to make. It tasted very good! Much better than Hamburger Helper and much fresher. I used mild salsa and topped the finished dish with a sprinkling of Parmesan. Served with a salad and french bread. Great!!

MizzNezz March 23, 2003

This is easy to make with simple ingredients, and better for you than boxed mixes or takeout. I cooked and drained the pasta before mixing everything together, and used ground turkey and grated Monterey Jack cheese.

Nose May 06, 2006

Super easy, and really tasty. I did sub colby/jack for the Velveeta, since I almost never have it in the house, but otherwise followed the directions. Loved how I didn't have to pre-cook the noodles, but it did take a few more minutes than the recipe. No biggie. Added pepper to taste, and next time I make this, I'll add some garlic, and maybe brown the meat with some taco seasoning to up the flavor. Thanks for sharing!

Queen Roachie March 11, 2012