Stovetop Italian Macaroni
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 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 shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 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.
- Remove from the heat; stir in Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 410 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 969mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 30g protein.
Aug 29, 2019
We had this recipe tonight and declare it a 5-star winner. It is quick, easy, and absolutely delicious. I used Italian style tomatoes, cooked the pasta separately so reduced the water to 1 cup, and used penne pasta as one reviewer suggested. This recipe is a keeper. Volunteer Field Editor
Feb 1, 2018
This is a quick, tasty, and very versatile meal! As written it is a little bland, so as others have made changes and additions, so have I. I make it with half ground beef and half ground Italian sausage. I add one teaspoon minced garlic and 1/4 cup chopped onion during the browning stage. I use seasoned canned tomatoes, basil garlic and oregano is my favorite. When I didn't have elbow macaroni on hand I used small shells and it was great. Almost any pasta would work, adding more liquid if needed. Near the end of the cooking and before the cheese, I throw in two large handfuls of fresh spinach. Serve with garlic bread and a salad. YUM!!
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!
Sep 27, 2017
This is the easiest, most tasty dish I've made in a long time. 4 of us devoured it easily!
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 !
Sep 23, 2017
Not for me,
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
Sep 22, 2017
Quick easy and flavorful!!!! I remember this as a child and we loved it.
Sep 21, 2017
We love this! I make it regularly. I use sausage instead of beef, add mushrooms and a little cayenne pepper.
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!