Easy Pizza Macaroni Bake

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What do you get when you combine macaroni and cheese with pizza fixings? An easy recipe when you have boxed mac and cheese. My kids' two favorite comfort foods combined.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (7.25 ounce) packages macaroni and cheese dinner mix (such as Kraft®)

  • 6 cups water

  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (14 ounce) jar pizza sauce

  • 1 (3.25 ounce) package sliced pepperoni

  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Reserving cheese packets, cook macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain and transfer macaroni to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle one reserved cheese packet over macaroni and top with Cheddar cheese.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef, onion, and bell pepper in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir remaining reserved cheese packet into beef; spread beef mixture over macaroni.

  4. Pour pizza sauce over beef mixture and top with pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle oregano and basil over cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

628 Calories
28g Fat
55g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 628
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 1435mg 62%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 18mg 90%
Calcium 419mg 32%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 572mg 12%

* 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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