Mexi Mac and Cheese

This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite meals that my high school BFF’s mom would make (Hey, Mrs. Michelle!!)

I spent countless days and nights at the McMillan’s and when that Mexican Casserole would come out, I would be the happiest 14-18 year old in all the land.

It’s cheesy, filling, and kid friendly – not low calorie or low carb but hey sometimes you need a good mac and cheese in your life.

This recipe uses the good stuff- yes, the blue box.

You’ll prepare Kraft Mac and Cheese like listed on the box and then mix in a pound of ground beef, browned and crumbled, seasoned with homemade taco seasoning

Add a can of southwestern style corn, half a can of whole kernel corn, and a cup of Mexican blend cheese and stir.

Add the mixture to a glass dish, top with more cheese and bake at 350 for 20 min. Broil for 2-4 minutes for a nice browned cheesy topping!

Top with guacamole or salsa if you’re feeling spontaneous! 


  • 1 box Kraft Mac and Cheese (and ingredients to make the Mac)
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 1 can Southwestern Style Corn
  • 1/2 can Whole Kernel Corn (no juice)
  • 2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Prepare Mac and Cheese like listed on box
  3. Brown ground beef, crumbling, until no pink remains
  4. Add in taco seasoning and stir to incorporate, cook on low for 3 minutes
  5. Add taco meat to Mac and Cheese
  6. Add 1 cup of the cheese and corn (with no liquid) to Mac mixture
  7. Transfer to glass dish or casserole dish and top with remaining cheese
  8. Bake for 20 minutes
  9. Broil for an additional 2-4 minutes 
  10. Top with salsa or guacamole and enjoy!

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