CHEESY MACARONI AND HAMBURGER CASSEROLE IS JUST THE COMFORT FOOD YOU NEED

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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!

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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!

Nutrition Facts:

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

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