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

Cheesy Beefaroni

A simple and easy pasta dish the whole family will love.
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Course: Dinner, Entree, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, beefaroni, cheesy, pasta, tomato sauce
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
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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8 Comments

  1. 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!

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