Stovetop Italian Macaroni Recipe

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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
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

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

Directions

In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, water, soup mix, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes if desired. Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-9 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
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: 410 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 969mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.

  • 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
  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, water, soup mix, Italian seasoning and pepper flakes if desired. 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

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Cyndy User ID: 9293260 276539
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2017

"We needed a quick menu change tonight, we had everything on hand for this recipe, and then some. Added chopped onion and garlic to the meat mixture and fresh parsley to the sauce. We were out of elbows, so we used penne and added some extra jar sauce to allow for extra cook and reducing time for the larger pasta. Delicious!"

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ltb963 User ID: 3320530 274554
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2017

"This is the easiest, most tasty dish I've made in a long time. 4 of us devoured it easily!"

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bigval1214 User ID: 8826770 274452
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2017

"Made this tonight, came together very easy on a busy Sunday evening. I did add an additional teaspoon of Italian seasoning, a half-teaspoon of minced garlic, a half-teaspoon each of onion & garlic powder- just my family's preference of flavors. Thank you for sharing a wonderful recipe !"

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Jacklau User ID: 8935501 273399
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2017

"Not for me,"

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Cargram User ID: 7806240 273360
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2017

"When I was growing up (too many years ago) my mom made a dish very similar to this, a lot. It was always called goulash. We usually added tomato sauce. Added chopped onion and green pepper with various Italian seasonings as we didn't have onion soup mix. Added salt instead and pepper. Sometimes I add mushrooms and we add whatever kind of cheese upon serving we desire. Always enjoyed"

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Terry User ID: 9088455 273334
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2017

"quick easy and flavorful!!!! I remember this as a child and we loved it."

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nascaraflacfan User ID: 3652890 273317
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2017

"We love this! I make it regularly. I use sausage instead of beef, add mushrooms and a little cayenne pepper."

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TamiSueGarcia User ID: 8919914 267951
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2017

"My husband really enjoyed this. Instead of regular diced tomatoes I added a can of Italian style diced tomatoes to add a bit of additional flavor. I also diced a small onion and browned it with the beef. Will def make again!"

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AllisonO User ID: 7446023 267854
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2017

"We will definitely be making this again as it was delicious! I thought the onion soup mix, the crushed red pepper flakes, and the basil (I didn't have Italian seasoning on hand so I subbed in dried, crushed basil flakes) provided great flavor. I also added a bit of onion powder and garlic powder. This recipe comes together really quickly and is made even better because it calls for ingredients I already have on-hand (or that can easily be substituted for). In the future, I may try bulk Italian sausage in place of all or some of the hamburger just for a slightly different flavor."

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mrs._white User ID: 7182927 254443
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"Not a bad dish. I used 1/2 hamburger and 1/2 Italian sausage and tomatoes with green pepper, onion, and celery. I also added onion. I think I would like it better with all hamburger. My family enjoyed it."

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