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    Western Macaroni and Cheese Dinner

    Western Macaroni and Cheese Dinner. Photo by wicked cook 46

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    WI Cheesehead's Note:

    Can't remember if I got this off the Mac 'N Cheese box or where. It's a great way to change up plain old mac 'N cheese. Comfort food! If you have leftover fresh broccoli stems, chop them up and drop them in the boiling water with the noodles. I adjusted the recipe a bit.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. 2
      Prepare Macaroni & Cheese as package directs, adding fresh chopped broccoli, if using, in with the noodles.
    3. 3
      In a large ovenproof skillet (cast iron), brown meat, celery, green pepper and onion; cook until tender. Drain grease.
    4. 4
      Stir in corn, tomato paste, water, garlic salt, salt (if using) and pepper. Add noodle dinner; mix well.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake at 350° F, 15 to 20 minute Or in microwave oven for 8 to 10 minute.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 07, 2012

      55

      Thank you WI Cheesehead, this was exactly the recipe I was looking for. And, yes, it did originally come as a recipe on the side of a box of mac 'n cheese which is probably why I lost the little thing in the first place.
      I like to make it with a regular 16 oz box of macaroni and just double the cheese. But that's me.

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    • on November 19, 2008

      45

      My family enjoyed this .I was only so so on it. It sure makes a box of mac n cheese go a long way. I used ground beef, red peppers and ketchup ( was out of tomato paste)also used mozza and cheddar cheese. I did taste testing before putting in a casserole and found it bland so added about 1/4 cup of salsa verde and a very big dash of chilpolte chili powder. It needs extra seasoning but as is would be good for kids who don't like spices etc. Next time I think I will add some cubed cheese to the mix.I made this for the "My 3 chefs" fall 2008 contest

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    Nutritional Facts for Western Macaroni and Cheese Dinner

    Serving Size: 1 (236 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 273.0
     
    Calories from Fat 117
    42%
    Total Fat 13.0 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 5.6 g
    28%
    Cholesterol 71.9 mg
    23%
    Sodium 400.2 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    13%
    Sugars 6.9 g
    27%
    Protein 23.2 g
    46%

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