A wonderful classic casserole perfect for dinner or meal prep!
Homemade mac and cheese has always been a staple in our home! I can remember being excited when I found out this was dinner when I was younger! Pizza was about the only other thing that topped any mac and cheese night! With so many different ways to make home made mac and cheese you almost can’t go wrong as long as it isn’t tasteless or too dry. As I have grown up I started adjusting the recipe for the mac and cheese my mom always made when I was growing up, the first time I ever had cheeseburger mac and cheese was a recipe from the back of the Velveeta box— from that time I was hooked.
I started adjusting recipes and figuring out the right ratios to make my very own homemade cheeseburger mac and cheese. This recipe was the end result and was perfect for meal prepping my lunches this week! I even had a couple servings left to take to my Grandpa!
I start with preheating my oven to 350. Then begin with browning and draining the hamburger before placing it aside. I then boiled water to cook the noodles per the box instructions. While the noodles are cooking, I combined the milk, the cubed melting cheese, ketchup, mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. I did warm up the cheese mix slightly in the microwave on medium power for a minute at a time to melt the cheese stirring in between. This made the cheese easier to mix with the noodles later down the road.
Once the noodles are done, drain them in a colander. Then combine them with the browned hamburger and cheese sauce mix. Mix well covering all the noodles.
Once I’ve evened our the mixture in a 9×13 pan I cover the mixture with the the Colby Jack Shredded Cheese.
The casserole only needs to cook about 20-25 minutes just long enough to melt and brown the top cheese layer. Before it’s ready to enjoy or package in meal prepping containers! If you don’t have any meal prep containers I use these and have had great luck with them!
If you are struggling with meal prepping check out my post on how to keep up with your weekly meal prep!
1 lb ground beef
2 cups elbow noodles
12 oz easy melt cheese (Velveta like)
1 Cup Milk
1/4 Cup Ketchup
2 teaspoons mustard
1 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 Cup Colby Jack Shredded Cheese
Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
- stove top
- 1 lb Ground beef browned
- 2 cups Elbow noodles
- 12 oz Easy melt (Velveeta like) cheese
- 1 Cup Milk
- 1/4 Cup Ketchup
- 2 Teaspoons Mustard
- 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- Salt and Pepper To Taste
- 1 Cup Colby Jack Shredded Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Brown Hamburger, set aside.
- Cook noodles per box instructions.
- Combine easy melt cheese, milk, ketchup, mustard, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Melt cheese mixture in the microwave on medium power for 1 minute intervals stirring in between.
- Drain noodles.
- Combine noodles, cheese mixture and hamburger in a large mixing bowl.
- Spread evenly in a greased 9×13 pan.
- Top with shredded cheese.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350° until cheese is golden brown.