Velveeta® Salsa Mac and Cheese


A QUICK family favorite and so tasty! Adjust the overall heat of the dish by choosing milder (or hotter) salsa.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound ground round

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar chunky salsa

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (7 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 12 ounces processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and garlic in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add salsa and water; bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni; reduce heat and cover skillet. Simmer until macaroni is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir cheese into mixture until melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

604 Calories
28g Fat
51g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 604
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 35%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 1518mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 471mg 36%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 862mg 18%

* 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.