Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I came up with this recipe on a night when I was super exhausted after work but wanted to at least attempt to cook something for dinner. This is quick, easy, and delish!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 7 14 ounces Kraft macaroni and cheese (1 box)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 14 cup skim milk
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 14 ounces taco seasoning (1 packet)
  • 1 tablespoon louisiana hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter (seperate from the first 4)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese (shredded)


  1. Make box of macaroni and cheese as directed.
  2. Meanwhile, brown ground beef and drain.
  3. Add taco seasoning/water.
  4. Simmer meat mixture for 5 minutes.
  5. While simmering, add 1 tbsp hot sauce and 1 tbsp butter. Mix well.
  6. Drain meat.
  7. Add meat to macaroni and cheese, mix well.
  8. Add shredded cheddar cheese, mix gently 'til melted.
  9. Serve! YUM!
Most Helpful

This reminded me a lot of hamburger helper, but it was better. My kids loved it & I was able to quickly make it with things I had on hand. Thanks!

Treva W May 13, 2011

I made this for a family dinner and the kids LOVED it. My daughter requests this now every week. Even my one-year-old niece gobbled it up. Quick and easy. Definately a keeper.

Wyoming Mom March 21, 2009

My family and I enjoyed this recipe. It is super quick and yummy!

Shylah January 01, 2008