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Cajun Macaroni

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min,


4 servings

"When I follow my favorite meat loaf recipe, I end up with an extra half pound of ground beef," relates June Ellis. "So I came up with this easy dish to use it up." The Erie, Illinois cook brings this fast family-pleaser to the dinner table at a savvy 76 cents a plate.
Cajun Macaroni Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 package (7-1/4 ounces) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter


  1. In a large saucepan or skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomatoes and Cajun seasoning. Cook, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions, using 2 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon butter. Stir into beef mixture; cook for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 353 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 797mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.

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