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Velveeta® Salsa Mac and Cheese

Jennifer Hanson

"A QUICK family favorite and so tasty! Adjust the overall heat of the dish by choosing milder (or hotter) salsa."
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Ingredients

25 m servings 604 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 604 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 27.5 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.3g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 38 g
  • 76%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 92 mg
  • 31%
  • Sodium:
  • 1518 mg
  • 61%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add salsa and water; bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni; reduce heat and cover skillet. Simmer until macaroni is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir cheese into mixture until melted.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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Reviews

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This is a good way to spice up macaroni and cheese. I left out the ground round. I also added hot giardiniera on top before serving. Thanks for the recipe:)

I wasn't a big fan of this recipe, although a lot depends on the salsa used, how much flavor gets contributed. Taste-wise, I felt it was too one note, and likewise texture wise, it the same pro...

The real deal. I would recommend putting extra cheddar on the top with some paprika.

Easy and everyone loves it. I used Boca meatless crumbles instead of Beef, and added a little taco seasoning as the other reviewer suggested.

This was delicious! I was using leftover ingredients from taco night, so I had to adjust the recipe a little bit to fit the quantities that I had left. My ground beef had taco seasoning on it, w...