30 Minute Meal/ One Pan

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese
This 30 minute skillet meal is the perfect fall comfort food – filled with pasta, cheese sauce, and so many great flavors, its something the whole family will love!

As long as I can remember, I have been a bit of a snob when it comes to food. I can’t help it though, I was raised in a family where nearly everyone cooked, and they did it well (except that one time my dad tried to make peanut soup and it was so terrible. But we won’t talk about that, right?).  Looking back I know we didn’t have a whole lot of money, but the fact remained that dinner was important, and my brother and I grew up feeling like we ate like kings. I felt like every meal I ate should be as delicious and awesome as what my parents made at home.
Now that I am a mom, I am still really picky about the food that I eat, and what I feed my children as well. Because I want the best – I want it to be everything – delicious, nutritional, and neither overly complicated nor overly expensive.
Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese Skillet Meal
For the most part we try really hard to eat a “clean” and “whole” diet. As a busy mom of two with a full schedule, and a husband that works a lot, its nearly impossible to stick to this. And, because, honestly, we also love to order pizza and eat at restaurants. Even though I work from home, I find that a 100% clean lifestyle is just completely unattainable. I mean, I LOVE cooking (obviously), but spending the entire day preparing, cooking, and cleaning up after meals AND snacks is not something I want to do. And packing a cooler of snacks to haul around with me everywhere? Yeah… that’s not going to happen…
30 minute One Pan Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese Skillet
There are times where I turn to conventional foods for convenience, but that doesn’t mean that I am not equally picky about what we buy. When we can, I prefer to buy organic, because I like knowing that there are no pesticides or no funky ingredients. I love that Annie’s Homegrown offers so many great food that we already love that are kid friendly, certified organic, ethically sourced, and totally affordable! As a mom, I love that I can buy an easy and affordable macaroni and cheese that actually tastes great, is affordable, and contains organic cheese from grass fed cows. It makes me happy that there are great choices out there, that a company is dedicated to making organic attainable for every body! Because everyone deserves to have great food!
Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
This easy skillet meal is fast becoming a favorite at our house. I am kind of ashamed to admit how many boxes of Annie’s Homegrown Mac and Cheese we go through each week, but my girls love it! Plus the fact that I know its made with ethically sourced ingredients and that they will eat it, I am totally willing to give in to their “more mac please” demands. But because there are only so many times in a week you can eat plain macaroni and cheese, I have started doctoring the boxes up a little. Adding in some meat, veggies and spices is all it takes to turn this into a whole new meal that is fun and tasty, and yet still familiar enough that the kids will eat it.
In just 30 minutes, and with only one skillet, you can combine macaroni and cheese and the taste of an awesome cheeseburger into one awesome meal. Its so cheesy, has so much awesome flavor, and is so easy to make that its quickly becoming our family’s favorite meal. Its definitely comfort food! And my husband and I love it just as much as our girls do!
Skillet Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese
I love that Annie’s Homegrown doesn’t just make organic food – they make food that we already love organic! Watch this awesome video on how Annie’s is working to make awesome organic food for everybody – plus find more awesome recipes!


Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

This 30 minute skillet meal is the perfect fall comfort food – filled with pasta, cheese sauce, and so many great flavors, its something the whole family will love!

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  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 serivngs
  • Category: Skillet
  • Method: Stove-Top
  • Cuisine: American


1 lb ground beef

1 medium onion

2 cups milk

1 cup chicken broth

2 boxes of Annie’s Homegrown Organic Shells and Cheese

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp garlic powder

1 can fire roasted tomatoes, drained

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

3 green onions, sliced


Heat a large 10 ” skillet over medium heat.

Cook the onion and the ground beef until the meat is cooked through, stirring occasionally.

Drain the fat.

Add in the milk, broth, noodles, paprika, garlic powder and the drained tomatoes.

Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer.

Cover and simmer for 9-12 minutes, or until the noodles are done.

Stir in the cheese pouches.

Top with cheddar cheese and green onions.

Serve and Enjoy!

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This 30 minute skillet meal is the perfect fall comfort food – filled with pasta, cheese sauce, and so many great flavors, its something the whole family will love! Easy Skillet Meal, Family Friendly, Weeknight Meal,

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  • Reply
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    October 19, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    That is creative!

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    October 19, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Yum! Looks wonderful!

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    Lauren Gaskill
    October 19, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Oh my gosh, Jenni, these photos are on point! Love that you used Annie's for the recipe base. Can't wait to make this for Alex and I!

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    Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
    October 19, 2016 at 6:39 PM

    This looks gorgeous! And the photos are amazing!

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    Tiffany DeLangie
    October 22, 2016 at 1:58 AM

    This looks so good! I love Annie's too!

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    Eating Richly Even When You're Broke
    October 27, 2016 at 2:17 AM

    What a great family dinner this recipe would make!

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    Jodie Montgomery-Cranny
    October 27, 2016 at 7:11 AM

    This looks fantastic – like an all in one, extra cheesy lasagne. I would so love a big bowlful!

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    Dannii Martin
    October 27, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    This is the ultimate mac and cheese – I love the idea of having mac and cheese with cheeseburger. Yum!

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    October 27, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    Love it, I've used bacon in macaroni cheese, and I've used smoked salmon but loving the idea of hamburger combo!

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    October 27, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    I love this idea! It's still homemade but with a healthy short cut. Perfect for days when I don't have time to cook anything complicated. Thanks for the idea! Pinning for later 🙂

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    October 28, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    This looks so good! Will definitely be making this for dinner tonight! Thank you for sharing!

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    Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy
    November 1, 2016 at 1:14 AM

    I have bought that brand of cookies for the grandchildren, but have never tried the pasta. This looks like a tasty and easy weeknight dinner. Perfect for leftovers too.

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    Kathy McDaniel
    November 1, 2016 at 2:16 AM

    I totally agree! As a busy wife and mom I cannot always do it all! No one can! Great recipe!

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    Whisk It Real Gud
    November 1, 2016 at 2:42 AM

    This looks delicious! Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese is my teen favorite food to eat. I'm going to check out Annie's products.

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    November 1, 2016 at 5:16 AM

    I just know both my kids are going to go crazy for this! Beautiful photos on this post too, btw!

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    November 1, 2016 at 11:03 PM

    My family would love this for dinner!

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    Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
    November 2, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    This looks gorgeous! And what awesome photos!

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    Alice @ Hip Foodie mom
    November 3, 2016 at 1:38 AM

    Perfect quick meal. I think I'll add kale too 🙂

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    Megan Lavin
    November 3, 2016 at 4:59 AM

    I could eat this whole skillet!

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    Kimberly @ Berly's Kitchen
    November 3, 2016 at 11:01 PM

    Annie's brand is one I actually don't mind buying. This is such a neat way to put a twist on shells and cheese.

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    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    November 4, 2016 at 1:42 AM

    Looks great!

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    Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
    November 4, 2016 at 2:46 PM

    This would make my boys so happy.

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    Dessert for Two
    November 4, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    This sounds so good!

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    Warm Cocotte
    November 22, 2016 at 8:18 AM

    An entire pot of hot mac and cheese is perfect with this foggy weather! Loved it!
    Have a lovely week!
    Gloria & Emanuele

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