A bowl of an Annies recipe Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese with a white fork

Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese

  • 30 Minutes Prep 30 Minutes Total
  • 6 Servings
  • 510 Calories per Serving

Looking for a one-pan weeknight dinner recipe that the whole family will love? This gooey, hearty Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese is your best bet. Everyone can customize a bowl with their favorite burger toppings—and you’ve got a cheesy, beefy one-pan macaroni meal that comes together in just 30 minutes!



  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. Add water and butter to beef in skillet; heat to boiling over high heat. Add pasta (from both boxes), and return to boiling. Reduce heat to medium; cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Stir cheese packages (from both boxes), milk and salt into mixture in skillet; return to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining cheese and tomatoes. Top or serve with crackers.


  1. Want to make this Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese your own? Try adding your favorite burger toppings, like sweet pickle relish, yellow mustard, diced onion, crumbled cooked bacon and sesame seeds.
  2. If desired, you can substitute your favorite shredded cheese for the cheddar. Shredded cheeses that melt best include Swiss, Colby-Monterey Jack blend and provolone and mozzarella blend.
  3. If desired, you can substitute ground turkey, pork or plant-based blend for the beef in this Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese.

Nutrition Information

About 1 Cup Calories 510  (Calories from Fat 240);  Total Fat 27g  (Saturated Fat 14g,  Trans Fat 1g); Cholesterol 95mg;  Sodium 750mg;  Total Carbohydrate 41g  (Dietary Fiber 3g,  Sugars 5g);  Protein 26g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A  10%;  Vitamin C  2%;  Calcium 30%;  Iron  10%;
Exchanges: 2 1/2 Starch, 2 Medium-Fat Meat, 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 2 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 3