Very quick and easy to make. I followed the microwave recipe for the mac and cheese and it came out perfectly. I used the thick and creamy style dinner. If I weren't dieting I would have doubled the meat and cheese. For most people these may be a bit skimpy. I used some italian seasoning on the ground beef, and fresh grated parmesean instead of the canned type. It tastes great, and I will definately be making this again.