Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole

This Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole is a easy to put together and it boasts big flavor!  We’ve made this recipe countless times and everyone in my family raves about it!

This Cheesy Beef and Macaroni Casserole is easy to make and everyone absolutely loves it.  The perfect way to feed a crowd on a budget!

My family LOVED this easy casserole! This Cheesy Beef and Macaroni Casserole is easy to make and everyone absolutely loves it.  The perfect way to feed a crowd on a budget!

I love macaroni and cheese any which way you serve it…  whether it’s super creamy and oven baked or cooked up in the crock pot I just can’t get enough!

This Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole is a very simple to put together yet it boasts big flavor!  I’ve added in green pepper but this recipe is easy to modify based on what’s in your fridge (and your own personal preferences).  Any type of peppers, chopped zucchini or sliced mushrooms would be amazing in this casserole.

There is nothing fancy in this recipe but it just tastes like .. home. :)  Good ol’ comfort food!

This easy cheesy beef and macaroni casserole was a HUGE hit at our house, I'll be making it time and time again!

Items You’ll Need for This Recipe

* macaroni *  9×13 casserole dish * tomato sauce *

 

Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole

This Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole is an easy to put together and it boasts big flavor!  We’ve made this recipe countless times and everyone in my family raves about it!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of dry macaroni noodles (or similar)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced green pepper
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 3-4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese , divided
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley , divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cook noodles for 3/4 of time according to package. (My noodles said 9 minutes so I cooked them for 6). Drain and rinse under cold water.
  3. Meanwhile, brown beef, garlic & onion in a frying pan. Drain.
  4. Combine green peppers, beef, noodles, tomatoes, tomato sauce & paste, basil, salt & pepper, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons fresh parsley. Pour into a 9×13 casserole dish.
  5. Combine remaining cheeses & 1 tablespoon of parsley. Sprinkle on top of casserole. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is browned!

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Slightly adapted from Wayne’s Beef Macaroni

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