This Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole is straightforward to put together and it boasts massive flavor! We’ve made this recipe infinite times and everybody in my family raves about it!
1 pound 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 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
Preheat oven to 375.
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.
Meanwhile, brown beef, garlic & onion in a frying pan. Drain.
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.
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!
Calories: 537, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 484mg, Potassium: 516mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 800IU, Vitamin C: 21mg, Calcium: 377mg, Iron: 2.8mg