Chipotle Chile Mac and Cheese

Ready to add a little spice to plain old mac and cheese? Make a great entrée by adding ground beef, chipotle pepper and extra cheese to a boxed macaroni dinner.

Let's whip it up

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Ingredient list

  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) macaroni and sharp cheese dinner
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
  • 4 green onion s, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 RITZ Cracker s, coarsely crushed (about 1/4 cup)

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Recipe Tips


Heat oven to 400ºF.


Prepare Dinner as directed on package. Meanwhile, brown beef with onion and bell pepper in large skillet over medium-high heat 5 min. Drain.


Add meat mixture to prepared Dinner and stir in chipotle pepper. Spoon into greased 2-qt. casserole or baking dish. Top with green onions, cheese and cracker crumbs.


Bake 15 min. or until mixture is hot.