Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 40 mins | Total Time: 1 hr | Yield: 8 Servings
I have never tried anything like this before! I am so glad that I gave this one a try. Oh, man, you are so in for a treat. Enjoy!
2 ½ c elbow macaroni
1 (8 oz) package processed cheese (such as Velveeta®), cubed
1 lb ground beef
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 (10.75 oz) can condense Cheddar cheese soup (such as Campbell’s®)
1 (8 oz) carton sour cream
½ c grated Parmesan cheese
¼ c chopped onion
¼ c milk
8 slices of American cheese (such as Kraft®)
1 (8 oz) package buttery round crackers (such as Ritz®), crushed
Step 1: Prepare the oven and preheat to 400 degrees C or 200 degrees F.
Step 2: Apply cooking spray in an 11×13-inch baking dish.
Step 3: Place a large pot with salted water on the stove and turn the heat to high. Allow the water to boil.
Step 4: Add the elbow macaroni and cook for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Step 5: Place the cooked macaroni into a mixing bowl.
Step 6: Add the cheese cubes on top and allow them to melt.
Step 7: Place a skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Step 8: Add the ground beef and cook until crumbly and brown.
Step 9: Add onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until well mixed. Discard any excess grease from the beef.
Step 10: In a mixing bowl, add Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese soup, onion, and sour cream. Stir until well mixed.
Step 11: Add the macaroni and cheese mixture into the bowl with the soup mixture. Stir until well mixed.
Step 12: Add milk and stir until well blended.
Step 13: Add the ground beef and stir until well combined.
Step 14: Transfer the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it evenly.
Step 15: Add the slices of American cheese on top, then sprinkle cracker crumbs on over.
Step 16: Cover everything with aluminium foil.
Step 17: Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 18: Remove from the oven and let it sit at room temperature to cool for a few minutes.
Step 19: Serve and enjoy!
Calories: 689.3 | Protein: 30.7g 61% | Carbohydrates: 50g 16% | Dietary Fiber: 2g 8% | Sugars: 6.2g | Fat: 40g 62% | Saturated Fat: 19.3g 96% | Cholesterol: 102.5mg 34% | Vitamin A Iu: 936.6IU 19% | Niacin Equivalents: 12mg 92% | Vitamin B6: 0.2mg 13% | Vitamin C: 0.7mg 1% | Folate: 90.7mcg 23% | Calcium: 457.7mg 46% | Iron: 3.5mg 19% | Magnesium: 48.2mg 17% | Potassium: 390.1mg 11% | Sodium: 1436mg 57% | Thiamin: 0.4mg 38% | Calories From Fat: 359.7