Beef Enchilada Mac and Cheese

Easy Stovetop Enchilada Mac and Cheese is kid friendly and adult approved! Cheesy, flavorful dinner in 30 minutes!

Easy, Stovetop Beef Enchilada Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

Easy, Stovetop Beef Enchilada Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

Today’s recipe is a perfect dinner idea. I used lean ground beef, but ground turkey (or even shredded chicken breast) would be delicious too! And it’s made on the stovetop in under 30 minutes!

Growing up we often had hamburger helper, and while I liked it as a kid, they all have the same flavor. This enchilada mac and cheese in filled with real cream, real cheese and real taste! ENJOY!

Easy, Stovetop Beef Enchilada Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

Yield: 8 servings

Beef Enchilada Mac and Cheese

Beef Enchilada Mac and Cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

EasyΒ Stovetop Enchilada Mac and CheeseΒ is kid friendly and adult approved! Cheesy, flavorful dinner in 30 minutes!


  • 1lb medium shells, cooked and drained
  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cup colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 can (10oz) red enchilada sauce
  • 1lb ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  1. In a large pot (or saucepan), heat cream, enchilada sauce, cumin and salt on medium heat. Whisking often, heat until mixture just begins to bubble.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and add in cheese. Stir until smooth. Mix in the cooked ground beef and the cooked noodles.
  3. Serve hot and enjoy immediately!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 568 Total Fat: 41g Saturated Fat: 24g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 146mg Sodium: 609mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 28g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.
Getting three servings of Dairy each day is a goal for my family. Easy Stovetop Enchilada Mac and Cheese helps meet this goal! Dinner in 30 minutes!

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62 comments on “Beef Enchilada Mac and Cheese”

  1. Looked like a wonderful experience, and this mac and cheese looks extra cheesy and scrumptious!

  2. Seriously yes please! I’m totally obsessed with mac and cheese. The dinner at the stadium must’ve been so cool!

  3. This looks so delicious and I love any kind of homemade mac and cheese!!

  4. I looooove cheese! I probably get more than my daily amount of dairy just from eating BabyBell Cheese. πŸ™‚ this recipe for Mac n cheese is so fun! I need to try it!!!

  5. The mac & cheese looks delicious. I will definitely be giving it a try.

    Looks like you had a great time on the trip!

  6. My 3-year old would go NUTS for this. She wants mac and cheese everything… including pizza and ice cream!

  7. Oh, this looks delicious…even at 8:00am! I love easy weeknight meals!!

  8. SUCH a fun trip! I love reading everyone’s recaps and reliving our cheesy adventures. Also, the idea of enchiladas and mac n cheese joining forces is totally blowing my mind. Hello comfort food!

  9. What a fun trip! This recipe looks great πŸ™‚ Going to have to try it.

  10. Visiting a dairy farm sounds like tons of fun. This beefy mac and cheese is right up my ally!

  11. Sounds like you had a great time on the farm! And this mac and cheese looks so creamy and filling. Now I am hungry πŸ™‚

  12. Pinned! This looks like one of those great go-to-recipes when you need something tasty in a hurry! I’ll keep this one handy. Great job!!

  13. I have to admit that milking a cow scares me a bit, BUT I would love to feed those baby cows, they are adorable! Oh and this mac and cheese? Brilliant, Aimee! Mac and cheese and enchiladas should have gotten together a LONG time ago heehee. πŸ˜€

  14. Wow, that sounds like an amazing trip. I love cheese! This mac looks great!

  15. This looks awesome. I love the fact that you used 2 cups of heavy cream in this. My followers would kill me…just kidding πŸ™‚ What a fun trip. Those cows really looked well taken care off!! Lovely post and great recipe!!

  16. Great idea for mac & cheese! LOVE LOVE your blog πŸ™‚

  17. Layla

    I tried this tonight. It was sooooo delicious! And easy!! My kind of meal!! I liked that it made a lot so there are plenty of leftovers without being so much that we’d be eating it for a month. I also liked how the cream lightened up the flavor enchilada sauce so it wasnt too strong of a flavor. It just came out perfect! I can be quite picky with my foods, so even though recipes look good I always have a little bit of fear going in, afraid it won’t taste as good as I think it will. But your recipe was BETTER than I thought it would be! It will be on regular rotation at my house! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  18. Jennifer

    This recipe is really good. Tonight I made it with green chile enchilada sauce and jalapeno Jack cheese, then baked it for 30 minds at 375 F with some cheese on top. My husband LOVED it, and so did I!

  19. This looks insanely good! I’ll be making this in the near future. Pinned. P.S.- Now I wanna feed a calf.

  20. Anonymous

    Looks delicious, guess we’ll be having this for dinner tonight thanks!

  21. I made the beef enchilada mac and cheese tonight and it was delicious and hit with the whole family. Thank You!

  22. Kim

    I don’t have cumin, is this a must? Or is there a different spice I can use? It looks delicious, think my picky 5 year old and husband would love it!! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

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  26. Heather

    We stayed in the same hotel in February of this year, absolutely georgeous. I too ate my weight in food that weekend but it was from some of the wonderful restaurants in the area. I’m trying this recipe tonight I think.

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  28. Catherine

    Made it! It was delicious! Even my picky eater ate it!

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  30. Lynn Boyd

    I made this last night for my family and they LOVED it!!! I will definitely be making this again. Super easy and super delicious!!! Thanks πŸ™‚

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  37. Lauren

    This recipe is delicious, my husband and boys love it. Very creamy and lots of flavor. Thanks for sharing!!!

  38. Erica

    My family gobbled this up and requested it to be made more!

  39. Beef Enchilada Mac and Cheese looks really yummy. Definitely i’ll try it! I found your post from Pinterest ! Thanks for sharing, Aimee!

  40. Katie

    I love this recipe! I actually have made it a few times over the last of couple years but have totally neglected to leave a comment. So finally I’m leaving one because making this is a must! It’s so easy to make and is super delicious πŸ™‚Β 

  41. Nancy

    Made it for a potluck dinner at church last night and didn’t return with leftovers. It was delicious.

  42. Oh my! This beef enchilada mac and cheese was delicious – and so easy to make! Will have to try this for my family. Thanks so much, Aimee!

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