Beef and Macaroni Casserole

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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
710 Calories
35g Fat
33g Carbs
65g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 710
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 44%
Saturated Fat 17g 86%
Cholesterol 198mg 66%
Sodium 493mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 65g
Calcium 462mg 36%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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

Steps 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.

  6. Bake at in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

  7. Sprinkle the casserole with chopped parsley, if desired.

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