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Close up shot of Cheesy Ground Beef Pasta in a cast iron skillet
Cheesy Ground Beef Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Cheesy Ground Beef Pasta called "Chuckwagon Mac" is a hearty, satisfying, and easy dinner recipe that the entire family will love!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Mac and Cheese, Chuckwagon Mac, ground beef pasta
Servings: 6 - 8 people
Calories: 309.6 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 1 lb. ground beef (I use extra lean ground beef, but any variety will work)
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can corn, drained
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can petite-diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) box Kraft Deluxe Mac and Cheese (or other similar boxed mac and cheese with the creamy cheese pouch)
  1. Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package instructions.

  2. While the mac and cheese is cooking: In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Drain and return to skillet. Stir in tomato sauce, corn, and diced tomatoes. Simmer on low for about 5 minutes.

  3. Add cooked macaroni and cheese to beef mixture and stir to combine. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Ground Beef Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 /8 of the recipe)
Calories 309.6 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.7g12%
Saturated Fat 2.1g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Cholesterol 7.5mg3%
Sodium 962.1mg42%
Potassium 322.7mg9%
Carbohydrates 40.4g13%
Fiber 3.6g15%
Sugar 8.4g9%
Protein 20.8g42%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 24.3mg29%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.