Mexi-Mac Recipe -
Mexi-Mac Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins


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"This skillet macaroni and cheese gets kicked up with seasoned picante sauce, ground beef, corn and tomatoes.  The kids love it, and it's ready to serve in just 35 minutes!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.
  2. Stir the picante sauce, chili powder, tomatoes and corn in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Stir the pasta in the skillet and sprinkle with the cheese. Cover and heat until the cheese melts. Garnish with avocado and sour cream, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 05, 2012

I only had half of a pound of ground meat to use. To make this stretch a little farther to make up for the missing meat, I added one can of drained, rinsed black beans. I also used one can of petite diced tomatoes as to not have to bother with chopping up whole canned tomatoes. The boys did ask for more cheese. Great quick "boys night" dinner. I was able to cook this before work and leave it in the crockpot on warm until my family got home.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 07, 2012

The recipe is great if your looking for a easy quick meal. I would suggest adding a few more seasonings, but other than that it is good, and I will be making this again

Mar 20, 2012

Great twist on Chilli Mac !!!It was great kids and hubby approved!! afew minor changes I added a few of my own seasons and a can of tomato sauce aswell!!!

Mar 07, 2012

Decent recipe. 5 stars for ease of preparation and handy ingredients, 3 stars for taste. Will make it again if I'm in a rush and have the ingredients on hand.

May 11, 2012

I liked how quick and easy it was and also I have these ingredients on hand all the time. I did spice mine up a bit more as it was a bit bland. I added more salsa, some green chili's, 1 can tomato sauce and extra cheese

May 21, 2012

My friends and family loved this when I made it. I used penne pasta since that is what I had available. I also used a can of stewed tomatoes, and added in some taco seasoning to the ground beef. I will definitely be making this again. And maybe a little extra so there are more leftovers!

Aug 12, 2013

Good and simple.

Jan 12, 2013

So good! This has become a family favorite and one of my go to dinners when I don't have much time. I usually have all ingredients on hand as well, and its so simple to put together. Left overs are just as good if not better for lunch the next day (I usually end up making a double batch)


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  • Calories
  • 576 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 51.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 9.3 g
  • 37%
  • Protein
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 827 mg
  • 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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