Thursday, September 15, 2011

Cheesy Pizza Macaroni

A couple of years ago, My Mandy sent me this recipe.  She had made it for her family and it became a favorite of her family.  Now, I put the recipe in with my other recipes, thinking that I would try it later.  Well, the later never came.  That is until my Lexie and Gabrielle wentwith me one summer to get the granddaughters.   One night she made this and wow, it was really great.  Even my girls loved it.

So when Mandy and her husband came to Al to get their girls, she made it one night.
That was in July and since then, I have made it twice.  The other night, when I was making it I decided that I really should share this.  It is so easy and it would go great with a salad or even just garlic bread.  It also, freezes well.

You will need 1 - 2 lbs of ground beef
2 packages of Kraft macaroni
2 cans of pizza sauce
2 cups of grated cheese of your choice - I use colby or mozzarella.  Mandy gets the pizza cheese and that works great.

Brown the beef and drain.  Fix the cheese macaroni according to the box.  Mix the beef and macaroni together.  Now I don't normally use all of the macaroni.  It is really up to you.  Do you want alot of meat or macaroni?  Then stir in the pizza sauce.  Pour into a 13 x 9 pan.  Add the cheese and place in the oven at 350 for about 30 minutes.  Then dig in and enjoy. 

* Once I added the miniature pepperoni (full bag) and the girls liked it this way also.  I think that I would like to add some bell pepper, olives, and onions to mine.  I will need to make mind separate from the girls, though.


  1. This looks really good! If I wanted to use less sauce would it still work as well? I am just not a fan of alot of pizza sauce :(

  2. You got me thinking about the time my brother took us to the Bahamas on his boat. When we checked in at the dock, there were some ladies under a tent and they were selling Mac n cheese squares. They had baked a Mac n cheese with green peppers, onions, etc., and then let it cool then cut it into large squares that they would heat a little...and you ate it in your hand in wax paper. Such a fun thing. Your girls would love it served like that too!! The pizza Mac n cheese really sounds great...can't wait to make it.
    Xoxo- Julie

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  4. Ashleigh, I sometimes will use both jars and then I don't. I really think that it would be up to your families likes.

    And Julie, you are right, my girls would like it in squares. This would be a great thing to take to a church meal for the children. Thanks for the suggestion.



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