Southwestern Mac & Cheese

Joyce Tyo


I wanted to make something quick and easy and knowing how much my husband likes macaroni & cheese I thought I could tweak an old favorite of his. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. I looked through the cupboard and came up with this recipe. He loves it, and so do the kids. Success!

★★★★★ 1 vote
5 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
ground beef
1 pkg
14 oz. kraft macaroni & cheese
jalapeno peppers, small or large depending on your taste. chopped.
avocado, sliced
4 Tbsp
sour cream
1 can(s)
14 oz del monte diced tomatoes with zesty mild green chiles
salt and pepper to taste


1Cook Kraft Macaroni & Cheese as directed on box in medium sized saucepan.
While the macaroni and cheese cooks, brown the ground beef in a large skillet, breaking up with fork and cooking until no pink shows.
To ground beef in skillet add chopped jalapeno and saute for about 1 minute. Add can of Del Monte diced Tomatoes with zesty green chiles to meat mixture. Cook until heated.
2When macaroni and cheese has been made add it to the meat and tomato mixture in large skillet and stir to combine.
3Spoon mixture onto 4 plates. Top each plate with 1 tbsp. sour cream, then with avocado slices.

Serve with green salad.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy