Beef and Macaroni Casserole

  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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Macaroni and ground beef meals are great everyday family meals, and this recipe is no exception. Some readers mentioned they added some basil to the dish and others used stewed tomatoes instead of regular diced tomatoes. 

Feel free to add your own special touch.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef, celery, and chopped onion. Fry until beef is browned and onions are tender, stirring frequently. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. 
  4. Remove the beef mixture from heat and drain well.
  5. Transfer the ground beef mixture to a large bowl and add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, cooked macaroni, and the shredded cheese. Stir to blend. Add the Worcestershire sauce and the salt and pepper, to taste.
  1. Bake at in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly.
  2. Sprinkle the casserole with chopped parsley, if desired.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 710
Total Fat 35 g
Saturated Fat 17 g
Unsaturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 198 mg
Sodium 493 mg
Carbohydrates 33 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Protein 65 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)