This is one of my kids FAVORITE meals! It’s kid-friendly and you can “healthy” it up a bit too! I realize the photo does not make it look awesome-but it is – notice there is already a big serving missing 😉
1pkg of your fave mac & cheese dinner
1 pound ground beef (we use ground turkey to “healthy” it up)
taco seasoning mix
can of black beans (optional)
salsa for topping
To make it a tad healthier-we use ground turkey, I add in black beans for extra fiber, and I’m thinking next time around I may thrown in a can of corn too!
Prepare the mac & cheese as directed. Brown your meat and add in taco seasoning mix & water as directed on package. I add a can of black beans (drained) into the meat/seasoning as well-this is optional.
Layer your meat, mac & cheese, and top with salsa into 9″ baking dish
Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes
Be sure to PIN IT If you like it!