Cheesey Beefaroni


Cheesey Beefaroni

 

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

Cheesey Beefaroni - What's better than a cheesey pasta comfort dish. by Don't Sweat the Recipe

Prepare the pasta and meat sauce, mix and place in baking dish.

Cheesey Beefaroni - What's better than a cheesey pasta comfort dish. by Don't Sweat the Recipe

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

Cheesey Beefaroni - What's better than a cheesey pasta comfort dish. by Don't Sweat the Recipe

Let rest about 10 minutes and serve. Delish!

Cheesey Beefaroni
 
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A simple and easy pasta dish the whole family will love.
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Recipe type: pasta
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 8 ounces Elbow pasta
  • 1 small Onion
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • 1½ teaspoons Oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed Red Pepper (optional)
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 cup Tomato sauce (the kind in the can w/out seasoning)
  • ½ cup Sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil the pasta according to the box instructions to al dente.
  3. In a large skillet brown the ground beef (drain if too much fat), add onion and saute until soft about 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, parsley, oregano and red pepper flakes, cook about 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes, cook to warm through.
  6. Mix the tomato meat mixture with the pasta, pour into a casserole dish.
  7. Top with the cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and bake for 35-45 minutes.
  8. Let rest about 10 minutes before serving.
Cheesey Beefaroni - What's better than a cheesey pasta comfort dish. by Don't Sweat the Recipe

Adapted from ruhlman

Comments

  1. Reply

    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!

    1. Reply

      It would be just as good without the ground beef. Thank you!

  2. Reply

    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!

    Hugs
    Rose

    1. Reply

      Thank you Rose!

  3. Reply

    Ok, this seriously looks awesome! I know what we’re making for dinner this week!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Jessy! I hope you enjoy it.

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