Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This sounds great - I have not prepared it yet. I got this from the Kraft Food and Family magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (14 ounce) packagekraft macaroni & cheese dinner mix
  • 12 cup milk
  • 12 cup butter or 12 cup margarine
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix (taco bell home originals preferred)
  • 34 cup water
  • 34 cup sour cream (breakstone "or" knudsen preferred)
  • 1 12 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup salsa (Taco Bell Home Originals thick 'n chunky preferred)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Prepare dinner as directed on package.
  3. While macaroni is cooking, brown meat and drain.
  4. Add taco seasoning mix and water to the meat; simmer 5 minutes.
  5. Stir sour cream into prepared dinner.
  6. Spoon half of the dinner mixture into 8-inch square baking dish; top with layers of the meat mixture, 1 cup of the cheese and remaining dinner mixture.
  7. Cover.
  8. Bake 15 minute.
  9. Top with salsa and remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  10. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

This was a really good recipe! My two year old loved it and asked for more! I did not layer it, I just mixed it all up and topped it with cheese. This will be fixed often at our house!

Chat07 May 02, 2007

We really loved this. Mike ate 3/4 of it himself lol (he paid the price later when he found we were out of tums lol). I served it with a simple green salad and chips guacamole and salsa. I also put together a plate of raw diced onion and olives to top the casserole with as desired and we loved it with the extras. I did not top with the salsa but I did stir some in with the meat mixture. I also didn't layer, I just mixed the meat mixture with the mac and cheese and then topped with a handful of cheese. We loved the cheesy crust that formed over the top. Also, I didn't use milk or butter in the mac and cheese, just the sour cream and the powdered cheese package. I do this with all casseroles even if they don't call for sour cream, I just like it this way. Mike added extra sour cream to the top of his. We really liked this, and even tho Mike thinks I tried to kill him he told me this is a keeper. I am sure this would be very kid friendly. Thanks for a grt recipe

Ilysse May 04, 2006

Very good! It reminded us of Hamburger Helper, only much better. And it was extremely easy to make. Definitely a keeper.

addercat February 03, 2005