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Beef Mac-N-Cheese Casserole

This beef mac-n-cheese casserole is like the comfort food you never knew you needed!

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This beef mac-n-cheese casserole is like the comfort food you never knew you needed!

For some reason dubbing oneself a “foodie” means everyone assumes you don’t like “normal” food.

Like processed, slow cooker, fatty, pre-packaged food.

My view of a foodie?

You can appreciate ALL kinds of food—even the non-organic, boxed, out of season varieties like this beef mac-n-cheese casserole!

It’s oddly satisfying, super easy to make, and oh sooooo good.

This beef mac-n-cheese casserole is like the comfort food you never knew you needed!

Beefy Mac 'n Cheese Casserole

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 box shells and cheese dinner
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup crispy onion strips (a la green bean casserole)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Set a medium skillet over medium-high heat for 3 minutes to preheat. Add the ground beef, onion, garlic salt, and pepper, stirring to combine. Saute until the beef is just browned, about 8-10 minutes. Drain the beef, return it to your pan and reduce heat to medium. Add the tomato sauce, stirring to combine. Remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile, follow the package instructions for the Velveeta Shells and Cheese Dinner. When complete, add the tomatoes, stirring to combine.
  • In a 1-1/2 quart casserole, add the Velveeta Shells and Cheese mixture. Layer the ground beef mixture on top. If desired, sprinkle with the crushed potato chips.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly around the edges.
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    Hi, I'm Liza, a self-proclaimed word-nerd who loves getting sucked into whimsical stories and epic movies. I have laid-back, practical attitude towards life, and as a foodie at heart, I relish the chance to both cook and eat. (No picky-eater here!) I'm always on the hunt for the perfect mojito, inspiration for a third tattoo and time to finish my novel.


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