Mac and cheese is a classic, but what it offers in rich, creamy comfort it sometimes lacks in nutrients. Not so with the recipe below! In this delicious casserole recipe, noodles and gooey cheddar cheese sauce are combined with a mixture of lean ground beef, tomatoes, and vegetables. It's the perfect way to add a bit of nutrition — and a lot of flavor — to the traditional dish.
This recipe also offers a bit of heat, thanks to the addition of cayenne pepper. You can add as much or as little as you like to suit the palates of your family. If even a pinch is too much heat, consider using sweet or smoked paprika instead to add depth of flavor to the rich sauce.