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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
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 lb ground beef
- ¼ onion diced
- 1 garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- ½ jalapeño finely diced
- 1 jar of your favorite salsa
- salt and pepper
- ½ cup frozen green peas
- ½ box Kraft Mac n Cheese cooked
- ½ bunch of cilantro chopped
- 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?
Mac n Cheese with a touch of Mexican flavors!! Looks delicious!! I love the amount of meat!!! 🙂
Thank you. Yes, it was soooo delicious.
Yum! Never thought of doing that with Mac n cheese!
Hope you try it. Easy peasy and yummy. 🙂
Super creative way to “mix things up”
Yes. My son keeps me on my toes. 🙂