By Charmie777 on June 16, 2005
Photo by leanp
Photo by leanp
"This is from Velveeta. Although I'm not a huge fan of Velveeta, my family adores this, and it really is good."
Serving Size: 1 (284 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"This was a super simple and delicious recipe. I used whole wheat Penne pasta instead of elbow macaroni which made it hearty. It was also creamy and flavorful. My kids (three and five years old) loved it and asked for seconds. Any new recipe that elicits a "seconds please" request receives a permanent spot in the recipe box!"
"Quick, easy, inexpensive. It's just as everyone says. The taste is similar to hamburger helper, but edible (I hate hamburger helper). There's very little to cleanup after the meal..that's an added bonus."
"I had some extra onion on hand so I chopped it and threw it in when browning my beef. I also added a little cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, garlic, pepper and salt. I made my mom's prize winning salsa (family secret) less than a week ago for a Fiesta themed party and had just enough left over for this recipe. It turned out really great and I'm NOT a Velveeta fan at all. I needed to cook this beef for my husband's lunches at work and of course I had a little for myself. :-) It was really easy, cleanup was a breeze and very tasty. I'm definitely going to make this again as a quick weeknight meal. It's an awesome replacement for those MSG loaded Hamburger Helpers. ;-)"
"This was good and simple."
"Good recipe. Nothing "OMG", but certainly a great weeknight quick meal. We even used our own homemade salsa. Thanks for sharing!"
"Not too shabby!"
"Great meal, economical, quick, easy, nutritious. There are many ways to adapt by adding spices, lean meats, whole wheat pasta, lowfat cheese, etc..."
"Quick and easy meal. Made as directed. Added a garden salad and we had a very filling supper. Thanks for the recipe."
"Quite good for a weeknight meal. I made as directed but couldn't help adding a bunch of spices. I did add just a little extra water -- and wished I hadn't, two cups would be perfect."
"This is a great recipe, easy to make and tastes so good! I canned Recipe #9272 last year and that is what I used in this recipe. The cheese added in the end was a nice touch. Everyone liked it, so I'll be making this one again! Made for ZWT III 2007 - United States Region"
"I had this a lot as a kid. We added black beans and peppers to it. Lovely, thanks for posting."
"YUMM! Easy to make and fast. I followed the advice of the other comments and added onions, green pepper and corn as well. Great dinner and just as good the next day for my work lunch."
"Sorry, We felt this didn't have a lot of flavor. Quick and easy to fix. Thanks for posting."
"We just had this for dinner last night and just had to give it 5 stars after my picky mom and BF raved about it and had thirds! It's not the fanciest meal, but who cares when it tastes so good! THE KEY IS IN THE SALSA YOU USE!! I used a delicious roasted pepper salsa that's inexpensive but we really like the added smokey flavor. I followed the instructions exactly except that I used ground turkey and lightly seasoned it after reading some of the other posts (but I really don't think it was necessary). Best of all, it was done in no time at all..I will DEFINITELY be adding this to our meal rotation!!Go Charmie777!!"
"i must say this is a very good 1 dish meal.i halved this recipe since there are only 2 of us,and it was easily halved.i ended up having to add just a little more water to finish cooking the pasta all the way through.for the salsa i used mild,so it would be "tummy friendly".thank you for posting this will be made again."
"Simple recipe, simple ingredients, quick to make, kid pleaser, economical, comfort food and tasty ..... this is one great recipe! It worked out great for my busy night; I served this with fresh baked bread and butter. Thanks, Charmie! "
"Very good! I didn't think DH would go much for this but he said he actually liked it a lot. For that along with being really easy to make, this gets full stars from me. Thanks for posting."
"We loved this recipe. It was quick and easy and great for someone who loves Velveeta. I left out the vegetables in the salsa to begin with, since my son hates vegetables. Then I added the vegetables back after it cooked. I will definitely make again."
"We made this tonight. It was pretty easy and tasty. We have dubbed it "Homemade Hamburger Helper" - only it was better. My 3 and 5 year old loved it! Definitely a keeper!"