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Ground Beef Macaroni Casserole Recipe

Ground Beef Macaroni Casserole Recipe

My mom often made this casserole when I was growing up, and it was one of my favorite meals. It tastes terrific with a salad and rolls. —Judy Hluchy, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce; heat through.
  • 2. Drain macaroni; transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the egg, soup, milk, butter and parsley; pour over macaroni. Spoon beef mixture over top; sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 357 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 721mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein .

Reviews for Ground Beef Macaroni Casserole

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JerseyWin 177074
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"My grandsons won't eat anything with pieces of onion so I blend the onion with tomato sauce before adding to the dish. Very good after school, cold day dish."

Joscy 177072
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"You can be sure I'll be making again and again for my husband and myself. I do not salt anything so will leave out. Definitely will add garlic powder along with onion. YUM!"

cook1203 149114
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2013

"Good but not a lot of flavor. Definately needs a garlic roll. Will make again but use a pizza sauce for the tomato sauce. I cut the recipe in half and would serve more than the four suggested."

DoggieMom2 190373
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"I didn't have the exact ingredients on hand, so I prepared this dish with unsalted butter, 1% milk and unsalted tomato sauce. I added about a 1/2 tsp additional salt to the beef mixture. Also used a sprinkle of dried parsley instead of fresh. I thought it was very good!"

june29 193882
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"really great cold weather day quick and tasty meal just add a salad and you are set"

dschultz01 192958
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

"This was just ok. A lot like Mac n cheese with beef. Easy to make though, and definitely edible, just not fantastic."

sgarlata 115361
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Great casserole - the whole family loved it!!!Will definitely make again and again....."

cassieconrad 192956
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2012

"Strange! Odd combo of ingredients. Hubby did not like."

kanester 122687
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"After convincing my VERY picky 5 yr old to try it. He Liked it and finished his plate. Very kid friendly."

juliesprincess 193881
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Awesome recipe! All three of my kids devoured it. The soup mixture really adds to the flavor. Love the creaminess."

vicmarie23 177071
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2011

"This was VERY good and easy to make! I added the cream cheese and Morton's seasoning salt to it per the other reviews, and it was a hit with my family! Very good warmed up too!"

kitsygray 177070
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"I added about 4 oz of cream cheese. Changes the nutrition facts a bit, but my family really loves it. Even my 5 year old "picky" grandson!"

karynp6 149113
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2011

"I saw the review that said this was bland, and I do agree that it needs salt. When I added Morton's seasoning mix in to flavor it, it was awesome."

PaigeIdzerda 114108
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"This is a tasty casserole, with easy ingredients on hand, my family loved this dish, great weeknight meal to prepare for the busy cook."

dianeve 115360
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2011

"I will make this casserole again."

dverzic 131443
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"I don't usually give negative reviews, but I really didn't like this. It was very bland. I mixed up the leftovers with some spaghetti sauce and we ate it that way so it wouldn't go to waste. Won't make again."

LSanford07 114092
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2011

"This recipe was super fast and tasty. My 2 and half year old ate an entire serving! She said it was "delish.""

54audrey 115358
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2011

"Excellent meal. I served with salad and garlice toast. I used a smalll onion, egg substitute and 1% milk. Could not get the lumps out of chicken soup so I dumped the cookd macaroni into the soup ingreadients already mixed in a large bowl and stirred. Then poured into baking dish adding topped with the beef mixture."

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