Stovetop Italian Macaroni Recipe
Stovetop Italian Macaroni Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Stovetop Italian Macaroni Recipe

Publisher Photo
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


  • 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.


  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

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
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."

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."

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"

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.'"

Reviewed May. 28, 2014

"My taste buds must have been on vacation as I felt that this recipe was very lacking. It has great eye appeal. However it does fall short in the taste Dept. It really needs more of everything. The ingredients sure look interesting. But I feel that the finished recipe needs some changes. Some extra liquid would have helped. And hands down more cheese. Perhaps less meat?It certainly would be one to play with.Janie"

Loading Image
Advertise with us

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT