It's 95 degrees in Atlanta, and it's only the first day of June. When I don't want to heat up the kitchen, I make this really, easy recipe. Everyone needs a "shortcut" every now and then. This pizza mac and cheese is especially popular with kids.
Suddenly Pizza Mac and Cheese
1-7& 1/2 ounce package macaroni and cheese
1 pound of ground beef, cooked and drained
1 jar or can pizza sauce (Dei Fratelli at Publix is great & cheap)
1-3 & 1/2 ounce package sliced pepperoni (those mini ones are cute)
1-8 ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese
Make the macaroni and cheese according to the package directions. Mix the cooked ground beef with the pizza sauce in a medium bowl. Put the cooked mac and cheese in a microwave safe, round casserole dish. Layer in this order:
1) mac and cheese
2) hamburger with pizza sauce
3) pepperoni slices
4) mozzarella cheese
Cover and cook the casserole for 4:30 minutes in the microwave on high or until hot.