This recipe is SIMPLE and CHEAP! It holds fond memories for me and my husband as, it was the only thing I could cook when we were first married! I was so proud of it and (lucky for him) my husband loved it! It is basically a knock off hamburger helper. Its called a "bake" but I never do. We just eat it as a skillet meal. (What did I know I could barely cook?) This whole meal for 4-6 will cost about $3.00. Use the store brand mac 'n cheese and you can come in close to that amount. My kids love this dinner. I serve it with a steamed green vegetable.