This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kraft Foods and Sam’s Club.
I created this One Pot Mexican Mac n Cheese recipe on behalf of Kraft Foods and Sam’s Club, and I am being compensated. However, I invite you to try this recipe at home. It’s great for busy moms, and people who like easy meals.
My Little Red can be particular with food. There are a few things he eats, and there are a lot of things he doesn’t eat. We’ve started to include more spicy foods because he’s fascinated with hot stuff. Like a right of passage for 8-year-olds. Dr. Vogelmann (aka “the hubs”) always cautions me whenever I add jalapeño or chipotle. Thank you, but I know what I’m doing in the kitchen… most of the time. Lol. To get my Little Red to taste new foods, I make them “spicy.” Gives him something to tell his buddies back at school the next day.
We were at Sam’s Club the other day, shopping away, sampling everything, justifying why we should buy yet another package of 500 envelopes. It’s a family affair, for sure. We each have our sections. The grocery section is my favorite… like you didn’t already know that. 🙂 We bought some KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner and CAPRI SUN for the picky eater. I don’t know one mom who doesn’t find making quick food essential. Am I right, or am I right? Besides, at $8.98 for 12 boxes of KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, makes my wallet and the hubs very happy.
Back home and back on the mission of feeding the pickiest child in the world, I decided to make an easy… ONE POT… meal for the family. You’re going to love me (not that you don’t already) for my One Pot Mexican Mac n Cheese. I added a little spice for tomorrow’s bragging rights at school. If that’s not you, take out the jalapeño. It’s a dish full of flavor that your family will enjoy.
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One Pot Mexican Mac n Cheese
- Cook Kraft Mac n Cheese as instructed on the package and set aside. You can also use leftovers.
- Heat olive oil in skillet.
- Add ground beef. Salt and pepper. Cook for 4-5 minutes until it’s no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
- Add onion, garlic, cumin, jalapeño, salsa. Let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Taste for good measure.
- Add Kraft Mac n Cheese. Combine the mixture.
- Add green peas. Cook for 1 minute or until no longer frozen.
- Top with cilantro.
- Remove from heat and serve.
What is your favorite one pot meal?
Maggie Unzueta is the writer/blogger, photographer, recipe developer, videographer, and creator of In Mama Maggie's Kitchen. She has been developing easy and authentic Mexican food, Mexican-inspired recipes, and traveling tips since 2010. From family recipes to her extensive travels throughout Mexico, she brings traditional Mexican flavors from South of the Border and into your kitchen. Maggie has been featured in notable culinary websites and other media outlets. For more details, check out her About page.