If you are a fan of mac and cheese, I think you’ll really like this Easy Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese! After all, who doesn’t love mac and cheese and cheeseburgers? With this dish, you get the tastiness of both! 🙂 It’s simple to make too—a box of mac and cheese is used to cut down on the prep work, making this dish extra easy! This is great for lunch or dinner—it makes a nice hot meal that everyone in the family will enjoy.
Easy Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
EASY CHEESEBURGER MAC AND CHEESE by NancyC
Makes an 8 x 8″ pan or 2-quart casserole, about 5 to 6 servings
1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1 (14.5-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained (you can chop the tomatoes into smaller pieces if you like)
1 (7.25-ounce) box macaroni and cheese (I used the Kraft brand—you’ll also need 4 Tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup milk, per package directions)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
Preheat oven to 350˚F.In large skillet, add the ground beef and chopped yellow onion, cooking until beef is browned and onion is translucent. Remove from heat and drain extra grease. Add the undrained can of stewed tomatoes to the beef/onion mixture, mixing everything together; set aside.
Prepare the box of macaroni and cheese according to package directions, using the 4 Tablespoons of butter and the 1/4 cup of milk the directions call for. Also, stir in 1 cup of the shredded Cheddar cheese.
Stir the ground beef/onion/tomato mixture into the prepared macaroni and cheese, then pour or spoon this mixture into a 2-quart casserole dish OR an 8 x 8″ square baking pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of Cheddar cheese on top.
Bake at 350˚F for 10 to 15 minutes, until heated through. Then it’s ready to serve!
Recipe from NancyC | nancy-c.com
This recipe is baked in an 8 x 8″ pan or 2-quart casserole dish. If you want to make a larger casserole, you can double the ingredients and bake it in a 9 x 13″ pan.
Are you a fan of cheeseburgers and mac and cheese too?
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This is making me hungry – yum!
Super delicious with both fav’s in one dish!!
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,505. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
Thanks, Miz Helen! 🙂
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So you cook the macaroni cheese first and while hot mix in the 1 cup of extra cheese?
Yes, that’s right!