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  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 35 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 525 1 serving

This skillet macaroni and cheese gets kicked up with seasoned picante sauce, ground beef, corn and tomatoes.  The kids love it, and it's ready to serve in just 35 minutes!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 can (about 14.5 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese(about 2 ounces)


  • Step 1

    Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often to separate meat. Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Stir the picante sauce, chili powder, tomatoes and corn in the skillet and heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Stir the pasta in the skillet and sprinkle with the cheese. Cover and heat until the cheese melts. Garnish with sliced avocado and sour cream, if desired.

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Calories 525
Total Fat 25 g
Sat. Fat 10.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 115 mg
Sodium 873 mg
Total Carb 33 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugar 6 g
Protein 38 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 13 %DV
Iron 22 %DV
Potassium 16 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.