Macaroni and Cheese Goulash

Macaroni and Cheese Goulash

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based on 21 reviews
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5 min.
20 min.
4 Servings

After a hard day at work, settle down with a hot bowl of this Macaroni and Cheese Goulash and you will see why they call it comfort food. This easy-to-make main dish is ready in less than 30 minutes, too.


  • 1 package (12-oz.) STOUFFER'S Macaroni & Cheese, defrosted*
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup smoke flavor barbecue sauce
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Cook beef, onion, garlic salt and pepper until beef is no longer pink. Add macaroni and cheese, barbecue sauce and ketchup. Cook over low heat until heated through.

*DEFROST on 50% power for 4 to 5 minutes.

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Kicked It A Notch!

I was unsure of this recipe from the start but because it was sooo easy and I had all the ingredients already, I wanted to give it a shot. The idea of cooking with ketchup was not thrilling but I must say I was pleasantly surprised! I’m originally from the islands, so we often add pepper sauce (hot sauce) to our meals after it is plated. I choose to add some but my husband did not. As I scrumptiously enjoyed my meal I asked him what he thought, and he said it was ok. I offered him the pepper sauce and it kicked it up a notch, he loved it!

- Inga from Atanta,GA


Another way to make macaroni and cheese. Never would have thought to use bbq sauce.

- judi from monroe nc

This was so easy to make!!!

My husband and I loved this dish and it was so easy to make. The only thing I did different to it was, like other people, I added about half of the BBque sauce. Great for families on the go.!!

- Erin Hungerford from

one more box plus extras to make it special!!!

It was tasty. But i added one more box of the mac and cheese, ( 12 ozs ) it seemed too little for a pound of meat. I also added 1 teas of real garlic to the browned meat, and 1/2 green pepper, 1/2 can of diced tomatoes. I put it in a cassorole dish, and bake for 20 minutes, And then added 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar on top. It was really good. !!!!

- susie l from


If you like BBQ sauce you will LOVE it. I would recommend a touch of BBQ sauce if your not a lover of BBQ sauce.

- Dawnell from Beaufort, SC

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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