Skillet Mac and Cheese
  • 1 TB EVOO
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1TB Chili Powder
  • 1 TB Cumin
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 TB Brown Sugar
  • 1 pound of ground meat of your choice(beef, turkey, etc)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 15oz can tomato sauce, no salt added
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 8oz. Mexican Blend shredded cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Saute onion, chili, cumin and a touch of salt in the EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Add Garlic and Sugar to pan. Stir to combine.
  3. Add in your ground meat and cook through.
  4. **If you use an extra fatty meat, you will need to drain your meat when it is cooked through. You do not want all that fat in your dish. I used a very lean ground beef so I did not have to drain mine.
  5. Add the water, tomato sauce and uncooked pasta.
  6. Cover and cook for 12 minutes, stirring often to keep the pasta from sticking together.
  7. Remove from heat, add 8oz of cheese and stir.
  8. Serve this one pot dish warm!
Recipe by My Kinda Rain | Houston Mom Blog | Travel Blogger at