Kid friendly, cheap casserole my family started making in the 90’s.
3/4 – 1 pound hamburger
2 boxes of mac n cheese
2 small onions
1/2 medium bell pepper
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 can of diced tomatoes (drain if you want a cheesier flavor)
2 tablespoons of light margarine
1/2 cup of milk
Toss onion, bell pepper, and hamburger in a skillet. Add black pepper. Brown well and drain.
In a large pot, put enough water to cook your macaroni. Bring to a boil. Add macaroni but only cook them for 7 minutes after the water is boiling! Drain the water.
Put the drained macaroni back in the large pot, add the margarine, dump the 2 powdered cheese packets, and stir. Add the milk and stir. Add the cream of mushroom soup, add the diced tomatoes, and add the hamburger. Stir. Cook until warm. Do not boil or over cook (your macaroni will be mush).
(For a cheesier version, you can add a few slices of cheese near the end.)
This feeds my family of five until we are stuffed with at least 2 servings left over to put in the fridge for the next day.