Beefy Mac and Cheese

Recipe posted in: Nutrisystem Food Hacks, Lunches, Dinners, Main Courses
Beefy Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a meal full of nostalgia. We start chowing down on this classic dish all the way back in our childhoods. But now you’re all grown up so it’s time to turn this childhood classic into an adulthood, hearty Beefy Mac and Cheese.

“How are you going to do that?” you ask, by simply tossing in some tantalizing ground beef! But if you’ve got some beef with beef, our Buffalo Mac and Cheese might be the perfect lunch for you. Both recipes start off with Nutrisystem Mac and Cheese, so you know they’ll already diet-approved and tasty!

After you’ve ordered and received your Nutrisystem Mac and Cheese, you’ll need to pick up lean ground beef from your local grocery store. If you’re a little nervous about grabbing the perfect ground beef, or any other deli meats for that matter, be sure to check out our guide Grocery Shopping 101: Your Guide to the Deli Counter. After refining your deli skills, you can confidently pick out the finest of meats with ease.

Now that you’ve gathered both ingredients, it’s time to whip up this Beefy Mac and Cheese! Brown the ground beef in a skillet and chop up the beef into small bits. Next, you’ll want to drain the grease out of the pan. Once the beef is ready, heat up the Nutrisystem Mac and Cheese according to the package directions. Finally, stir the ground beef into the mac and cheese and you’re done!

Whether you’re chowing down on a classic Mac and Cheese dish, our hearty Beefy Mac and Cheese or the trendy Buffalo Mac and Cheese, you can be sure that keeping track of what you’re eating is helpful when it comes to eating right. Download our tracking app, NuMi to make it easier than ever!

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Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 326

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Nutrisystem Entrée and 1 Powerfuel


  • 3 oz. lean ground beef
  • 1 package Nutrisystem Frozen Mac and Cheese


  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet. Break up beef into small bits. Drain liquid.
  2. Heat mac and cheese according to package directions.
  3. Stir ground beef into mac n cheese and serve immediately.
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