Stovetop Italian Macaroni Recipe
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Stovetop Italian Macaroni Recipe

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It’s not every day that a cost-conscious menu pleases both the eye and the stomach, but this scrumptious stovetop entree does just that. —Laila Zvejnieks, Stoney Creek, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 410 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 969 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, water, soup mix, Italian seasoning and, if desired, pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-9 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Stovetop Italian Macaroni in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p30

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 410 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 969 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

Reviews for Stovetop Italian Macaroni

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Reviewed Oct. 21, 2014

"I make something close to this (I don't use onion soup, and I cook the macaroni separately, and add it to the hamb./veg. mixture) but I always add chopped green pepper. Those looking for more flavor might try that. I haven't used red pepper flakes, but think it might make a great addition."

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Reviewed Aug. 26, 2014

"I did add a 1/4 tsp. of minced garlic and another cup of macaroni, as well as some black pepper. My family enjoyed it. I like that the red pepper gave it just a little kick. This was a nice quick meal on an evening that I didn't feel like cooking; will make again."

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Reviewed Aug. 12, 2014

"I read all the reviews and added more spices, garlic. Italian, onion. It tasted good. All I will do next time is use more macaroni or less meat and a little more liquid."

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I am not a cook and was trying to find a recipe that was tasty and easy to make for my husband. It was good but not great in my opinion it is lacking something but not being a cook I can not figure out what! lol I did take the advise of other reviews and use real onion and broth instead of the soup mix as I did not want too much salt. But it is still just a little lacking. My husband said it was great but I think he is just encouraging me to cook! lol"

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2014

"I put too much salt in it, but could tell that it would be good. I will only make it when the hubby is working out of town.....he hated it! Calls that kind of dish, 'slop.'"

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