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Meaty Macaroni

This recipe is always fast to make, and the kids certainly enjoy it. I sometimes use my homemade canned spaghetti sauce.—Carolyn Rausch, St. Lucas, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • Crumble beef into a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Add onion and green pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 3-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, stirring once; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, macaroni, water, salt and pepper.
  • Cover and microwave on high for 9 minutes, stirring once. Sprinkle with cheese. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 338 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 462mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • sgronholz
    May 8, 2020

    This recipe is so easy to make and perfect when you're short on time! Sometimes I add a little homemade pesto to boost the flavor even more.

  • sstetzel
    Sep 7, 2012

    Trust me, it's right. The added water cooks the macaroni.

  • Gloria H
    Sep 7, 2012

    Add the macaroni uncooked? Doesn't sound right.

  • abbie.grudzien
    Jul 27, 2010

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