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My kids were screaming for noodles AGAIN (aka macaroni & cheese), but I’m sick of it and I had some ground turkey laid out for supper so we compromised. This supper was perfect! It gave the kids the noodles they wanted, but hubbyman and I enjoyed the change from the normal mac&cheese.
It came together so fast that I think this will become a favorite on hectic nights when my daughter has church or Girl Scouts. I have to get food on the table fast two nights a week and take out always screams my name.
Everybody in the family gave it two thumbs up! If I hadn’t set some aside for hubbyman, who ended up working late, he wouldn’t have gotten any. The kids went back for seconds, a rarity in my house. Usually they gobble up what I make them eat and then beg for dessert, but this night they filled up on supper!
10 oz ground meat (turkey, beef, or chicken)
1/2 small onion, finely diced
1 (15oz can) tomato sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp chili powder
2 cups cooked elbow macaroni, drained (~1 1/3 cups uncooked)
3/4-1 cup sharp cheese, shredded
In a large skilled, brown meat and onion together over medium high heat until cooked through. Drain grease. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, and chili powder. Add cooked macaroni and shredded cheese. Mix well. Lower heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until cheese melts and mixture is heated.
**Leftover notes: I actually cooked an entire 1lb box of elbow macaroni. I measured out the 2cups needed for this dish and then threw the rest in a ziptop baggie with a splash of oil, to keep it from sticking, then threw it in the fridge. I used the leftovers for mac&cheese…the kids were relentless last week. **
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This recipe really looks amazing, I might cook it today for dinner, however I´ll use Spanish cheese as it´s the only one I have at home and I dodn´t have time to go on shopping, though I´m sure it´ll be all right, why don´t you try it too, I´m sure you won´t regret it and your kids would love it, just have a look at this website, you´ll get mad about it.
I love Hamburger Helper’s version but I am sure this one is much better!
Jenny @ Full Cart Full Wallet says
This is a family favorite at my house. We don’t do hamburger helper (too much sodium and sugar), but I do make my own, very similar to the recipe above.
this is a staple recipe at our house so yummy
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Belinda @zomppa says
I don’t blame your kids – I mean…it IS good!
Tiffany Cruz says
I would give this 2 thumbs up and 2 toes up! Looks yummy.
Heather ~ Acting Balanced Mom says
This sounds like a great way to mix it up… I’m a big mac and cheese fan.