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Quick Macaroni Casserole

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Updated May 17, 2018
1 Hr 15 Min

Quick Macaroni Casserole is sure to be a family-favorite! This dinner is weeknight-easy because you can brown the meat and assemble the casserole ahead of time. All that's left to do is pop it in the oven and enjoy! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown beef, stirring to break it up, until no pink remains.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook macaroni to desired doneness; drain and set aside in a large bowl.
  4. Lower heat under skillet, then add spaghetti sauce, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and pepper; mix well, then remove from heat.  Add to macaroni and mix.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared  2-quart casserole dish and bake 1 hour, or until top is crispy golden.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 367
  • Calories from Fat 139
  • Total Fat 15g 24 %
  • Saturated Fat 5.0g 25 %
  • Trans Fat 0.7g 0 %
  • Protein 20g 41 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 53mg 18 %
  • Sodium 1,177mg 49 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 35g 12 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.9g 11 %
  • Sugars 5.6g 0 %
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I added additional spices to taste and added shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese on top the last 10 minutes of baking time.

This sounds awesome, but I would use less spaghetti sauce as I have a problem with processed tomato products.

Would look better and Taste much better if sprinkled with a cup to cup and a half of shredded cheese last 5 minutes of baking

grannyblu, that is an awesome idea.


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