Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

What a yummie, fast dinner!! Basically a home-made 'Hamburger Helper' but 10x better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. BROWN meat in large skillet; drain.
  2. STIR in water, catsup and seasoning mix.
  3. Bring to boil.
  4. Stir in macaroni.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover.
  6. Simmer 8 to 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  7. ADD Velveeta; stir until melted.
  8. Garnish with crushed tortilla chips, chopped green onions and tomatoes.
Most Helpful

I wanted an easy side for enchiladas so made this minus the beef..I only had a little taco seasoning left in the jar so added some chilli powder and cumin as well. this was lovely and oh so simple..thanks for posting!

**Mandy** July 08, 2010

I was not a big fan of this. I subbed sharp cheddar for the velveeta and I would not recommend this. I am sure it would be better with Velveeta. I am going to try it again with the velveeta and some more seasoning because I thought it was a little bland.

Margie99 March 19, 2010

Turned out great, my son and I fought over the leftovers! I doubled the recipe and added an entire package of taco seasoning, we also used colby-jack cheese instead.

the home chef July 09, 2009