This Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole is a easy to put together and it boasts big flavor!  We've made it about a million times and everyone in my family raves about it!
5 from 7 votes
Review Recipe

CHEESY BEEF & MACARONI CASSEROLE

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole is an easy to put together and it boasts big flavor! We’ve made this recipe countless times and everyone in my family raves about it!
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound dry macaroni noodles or similar
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28 oz
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 3-4 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley divided

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook noodles for 3/4 of time according to package. (My noodles said 9 minutes so I cooked them for 6). Drain and rinse under cold water.
  3. Meanwhile, brown beef, garlic & onion in a frying pan. Drain.
  4. Combine green peppers, beef, noodles, tomatoes, tomato sauce & paste, basil, salt & pepper, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley. Pour into a 9×13 casserole dish.
  5. Combine remaining cheeses & 1 tablespoon of parsley. Sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is browned!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 537, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 484mg, Potassium: 516mg, Carbohydrates: 48g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 30g, Vitamin A: 800%, Vitamin C: 21%, Calcium: 377%, Iron: 2.8%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword macaroni casserole