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Hamburger Noodle Bake Recipe

I first started making this in the 1950's when I needed to feed many mouths on a budget. My husband and I are empty nesters now and I've had a hard time cutting back on serving sizes. It's a good thing my husband likes leftovers.—Alice Marie Caldera, Tuolumne, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (16 ounces) elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta)


  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in salt, chili powder and pepper.
  • 2. Place macaroni in a greased 4-qt. baking dish; top with mixed vegetables and beef mixture. Combine tomato paste and water; pour over meat. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 205 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 15g protein.

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Cookiemaster13 User ID: 5422007 34205
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"Great comfort food - definately will make again. I didn't have the mixed vegetables so I had to substitute a can of healthy Request vegetable beef soup. I decreased the water to 1 cup. After dinner the reviews were good - My husband ate 2 FULL plates and the kids ate more than the "try it amount". My husband mentioned it tasted tomatoey - I will probably keep the canned vegetable beef soup and add a jar of spaghetti sauce and omit the water altogether. I will also up the Velveeta cheese to 8 ounces. Overall I thought it was great!"

mtecho User ID: 2449649 69880
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2011

"It was delicious. Will bake on stove top next time."

Pottsy0729 User ID: 5707402 107854
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"My mother use to make a very similar recipe. It is a good, hearty meal and has always been a favorite with my sisters and I."

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