as usual i changed this recipe a bit. i used the mac n cheese, chopped chicken breast, canned kidney beans, canned corn, stewed tomatoes w jalapenos and cumin, and black olives. cooked the mac seperate, and simmered everything eles together, then combined all ingredients. it was very yummy!!! my husband really liked it and he doesnt like pasta(cuz there was many other ingredients he was pleased!) the cold leftovers the next day were yummy too!!