Cheesy Beefaroni

In our house, this dish was dubbed cheesy beefaroni.  Tomato-based sauce mixed with pasta and beef then baked with loads of cheese.

A super easy weeknight meal that the entire family will love. And I bet you have all the ingredients in your kitchen at this very moment.

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Cheesy Beefaroni

Cheesy Beefaroni ingredients in a white casserole

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Boil the elbow macaroni in salted water according to the box instructions to al dente.

In a large skillet brown the ground beef until it’s cooked through (drain if too much fat), add onion and saute until soft about 5 minutes.

Add garlic, parsley, oregano and red pepper flakes, cook about 2 minutes.

Add the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, cook to warm through.

Pour the tomato meat sauce over the pasta and stir to combine. Pour into a casserole dish.

shredded cheese on top of the beefaroni in a white casserole

Top it with loads of cheddar cheese and mozzarella.  Because it’s the best part, right?

Bake for 35-45 minutes.

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Cheesy Beefaroni scooped out on a serving spoon

Let rest about 10 minutes and serve. Delicious total comfort food!

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Homemade Beefaroni Recipe

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Cheesy Beefaroni

A simple and easy pasta dish the whole family will love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, beefaroni, cheesy, pasta, tomato sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 660kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 8 ounces Elbow pasta
  • 1 small Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed Red Pepper optional
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce the kind in the can w/out seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Boil the pasta according to the box instructions to al dente.
  • In a large skillet brown the ground beef (drain if too much fat), add onion and saute until soft about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic, parsley, oregano and red pepper flakes, cook about 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, cook to warm through.
  • Mix the tomato meat mixture with the pasta, pour into a casserole dish.
  • Top with the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and bake for 35-45 minutes.
  • Let rest about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 660kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 1027mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 5mg

Adapted from ruhlman

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Comments

  1. Reply

    Uff, I could have some of that right now, it looks so yummy! Macaroni are always a good idea and I’m not a meat fan, but this beef looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Share it Link Party this week!

    1. Reply

      It would be just as good without the ground beef. Thank you!

  2. Reply

    Geeh, this makes me think… It is lunchtime yet? Looks terrific for a Sat lunch!! Thanks for your inspiration and linking this up with us at FINECRAFTGUILD.COM A new party will open later today/tomorrow. Please come shower us again with your wonderful ideas!

    Hugs
    Rose

    1. Reply

      Thank you Rose!

  3. Reply

    Ok, this seriously looks awesome! I know what we’re making for dinner this week!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Jessy! I hope you enjoy it.

  4. Reply

    8 oz of pasta doesn’t seem like enough… Is that a typo? Just curious!
    The recipe looks delish though!

    1. Reply

      No typo, 8oz is correct.

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