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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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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

Nutrition Facts

628 calories; protein 37.8g 76% DV; carbohydrates 55.3g 18% DV; fat 27.7g 43% DV; cholesterol 104.8mg 35% DV; sodium 1434.9mg 57% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2015
Looking for a quick and tasty dish? This just may be it! I had all of the needed ingredients on hand and followed the recipe as written. For ease I browned my ground beef in my pasta pot after draining the noodles; I also waited until the meat was mostly browned before adding the green pepper and onion to keep them from getting too soft. All in all - I satisfying dish that should please your family! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/06/2015
Looking for a quick and tasty dish? This just may be it! I had all of the needed ingredients on hand and followed the recipe as written. For ease I browned my ground beef in my pasta pot after draining the noodles; I also waited until the meat was mostly browned before adding the green pepper and onion to keep them from getting too soft. All in all - I satisfying dish that should please your family! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2016
Was good and very easy good for those picky eaters. I added a little more pizza sauce was great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2020
So good! Two comfort moods made into one. Absolutely delicious! Not a lot of work and I had the ingredients on hand around the house. It was a little bit of time but not a ton and the time it took was easy preparation. Definitely a make-again. Read More
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