Beefy and Cheesy Macaroni Casserole Recipe

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Wanda Hunt Modified: March 25, 2022
Beefy and Cheesy Macaroni Casserole Recipe

How To Make Beefy and Cheesy Macaroni Casserole

This macaroni casserole is a delectably hearty meal! It’s loaded with tender pasta and beef simmered in savory tomato, then baked for a richer dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 1lbdry macaroni noodles,or similar
  • 1lblean ground beef
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • 1cuponion,diced
  • 1cupgreen pepper,diced
  • 28ozcrushed tomatoes,(1 can)
  • ½cuptomato sauce
  • 4tbsptomato paste
  • ½tspdry basil
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 3cupscheddar cheese,shredded, divided
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,freshly shredded
  • 3tbspfresh parsley,chopped, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Cook the noodles for ¾ of the time according to package. Drain and rinse under cold water.

  3. Meanwhile, brown the beef, garlic, and onion in a frying pan. Drain.

  4. Combine the green peppers, beef, noodles, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and paste, basil, salt, pepper, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley. Pour the mixture into a 9×13-inch casserole dish.

  5. Combine the remaining cheeses and 1 tablespoon of parsley, then sprinkle them on top of the casserole.

  6. Bake uncovered for 35 to 40 minutes or until bubbly and the cheese is browned.

  7. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 631.40kcal
  • Fat: 30.60g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.89g
  • Trans Fat: 1.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.52g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.41g
  • Fiber: 5.23g
  • Sugar: 8.90g
  • Protein: 33.42g
  • Cholesterol: 93.91mg
  • Sodium: 771.84mg
  • Calcium: 464.27mg
  • Potassium: 824.73mg
  • Iron: 3.93mg
  • Vitamin A: 172.14µg
  • Vitamin C: 30.54mg
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