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

5 5

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!

5 5

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.

5 5

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