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Cheesy Salsa Mac

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Cheesy skillet pasta with ground beef. Use hot salsa for a nice kick."
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40 m servings 487
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.
  2. Return skillet to heat. Stir salsa, taco seasoning mix, and black pepper into the beef; simmer the mixture until hot, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir water, macaroni, and milk into the beef mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, place a cover on the skillet, and simmer the mixture until the pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Stir cheese food and Cheddar cheese into the pasta mixture; cook until the cheese melts completely, 5 to 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 487 calories; 26.2 30.4 32.1 103 1210 Full nutrition

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Pretty good! Not great but I'll try to make again for my son and I. Followed this recipe and it makes a ton! I didn't add as much cheese though, cause I don't like a lot of cheese. Can't believe...

Very delicious and cheesy. I used hot and spicy taco seasoning, gave it that extra kick. Will make again

I had to use store-bought salsa, and chose to use extra shredded cheese instead of the processed cheese food that I don't like and it still turned out awesome! I would definitely make this again...

This was really good! Husband also loved it! I made mine own salsa from this site "D's Famous Salsa" which we also love. I cooked my noodles according to the directions on the package and didn'...

Needs a little more "kick"... I'll add some hot sauce next time I make it. I'm not a fan of "cheese food," so I used a Mexican mix shredded cheese to replace it. That worked great! I'm fee...

I definitely liked the flavors. The salsa gave it a nice kick. I will reduce the "cheese food" by about a third next time.

I used salsa verde instead and the flavor was great!

I did not have the salsa so I used 1 can Rotel and 1 can petite diced tomatoes. Also, I chopped up one small onion and 1/2 green pepper and cooked them after the beef. Added a dash of crushed re...

We really liked this recipe but it's pretty cheesy. I made corn for the side and we ended up mixing it in with the mac and salsa to lighten some of the cheese taste. Next time I will mix in some...