The cheese sauce added to the meat became watered down, and you could not taste it. The mixture was not cheesy at all. So, we add the cheese packet from a shells and cheese box, and it made a big difference. We also added a can of Rotel, and it gave it great flavor. Next time, I think I will add the cheese a different way, probably just mix it with the mac along with the seasonings so it doesn't get lost in the process.