Homemade Cheesy Beefaroni Recipe

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

Beefaroni in a casserole dish.

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.

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe is super easy to put together. It does not call for any crazy ingredients. And it tastes awesome. It’s perfect for any weekday meal as it comes together super fast.

The seasoned beef with the pasta and the melty cheese will make this recipe a fast family favorite. It’s also an affordable meal that will feed a large group.

This is win-win-win all day!

How To Make Homemade Cheesy Beefaroni

Cheesy Beefaroni ingredients in a white casserole dish.

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 there is too much fat), add onion, and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.

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

Add the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, and 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 dish.

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

Bake for 35-45 minutes.

Cheesy Beefaroni scooped out on a serving spoon.

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

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What is another name for beefaroni?

American goulash.

What is beefaroni made of?

Beefaroni is a casserole dish comprised of seasoned ground beef, elbow noodles, and a tomato-based sauce.

Is beefaroni healthy?

Canned beefaroni has high levels of sodium and fructose corn syrup and is high in calories. Making it homemade avoids all the bad while making a better-tasting dish.

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Beefaroni in a casserole dish.

Homemade Cheesy Beefaroni Recipe

A simple and easy pasta dish the whole family will love.
5 from 1 vote
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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: Leigh Harris


  • 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


  • 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.
    1 pound Ground Beef, 1 small Onion
  • Add garlic, parsley, oregano and red pepper flakes, cook about 2 minutes.
    2 cloves Garlic, 1 teaspoon dried Parsley, 1 1/2 teaspoons Oregano, 1/4 teaspoon crushed Red Pepper
  • Add the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, cook to warm through.
    1 cup Tomato sauce, 1 15 ounce can crushed Tomatoes
  • Mix the tomato meat mixture with the pasta, pour into a casserole dish.
    8 ounces Elbow pasta
  • Top with the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and bake for 35-45 minutes.
    1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • Let rest about 10 minutes before serving.


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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  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!

  2. 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!


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