Beefy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole Recipe

Beefy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

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There is something perfect about meaty cheesy pasta goodness.

It is really hard to go wrong when you throw those ingredients together into a casserole dish – for this recipe I really wanted to make it extremely simple in measurements ( like 1 pound of pasta) as well as frugal

We actually enjoyed the casserole you see above at my husband’s birthday party and everyone loved it ๐Ÿ™‚

Beefy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Everything you need is above — the “secret” okay not so “secret” ingredient is fresh basil — I remember as a kid loving to pick fresh basil and smell it because it reminded me of pasta dinners my family made.

This dish can be made gluten – free if you exchange the pasta for gluten – free pasta – I highly suggest Mrs.Leepers gluten – free pasta it is my favorite ๐Ÿ™‚

Beefy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

You know when you make a good dinner when no one is talking at the dinner table – have you ever noticed that?

My family devoured the casserole in one sitting ๐Ÿ™‚ You can choose a different type of pasta but I thought macaroni would be the perfect size – especially the ridges on the pasta it just captures that sauce ( which is something my dad mentions every time we use that type of pasta ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

Here is a VERY BLURRY picture of my husband getting a piece of the casserole

Beefy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

I think the final cost of the casserole was under $6 which is pretty rockin for 6 servings – though my husband ate about 3 servings himself ( I do not know how he does it )

Beefy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Yum Yum Yum

I really hope you make this recipe and if you do please make sure to comment on this post how you liked it – I love to hear back from you guys!

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Beefy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

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Ingredients

  • 24 ounces of your favorite pasta sauce
  • ⅓ Cup of basil - thinly sliced
  • 1 pound of pasta ( cooked)
  • 1 of beef - cooked and drained
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Cups of Medium Cheddar
  • 2 Cups of Mozzerella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In a LARGE skillet over medium heat combine the following - pasta, basil, sauce, beef, 2 cups of mozzerella, 1 cup of cheddar, healthy amount of salt and pepper - - mix until all the cheese is melted
  3. Spread into a 9x13 casserole dish - sprinkle the 1 cup of cheddar cheese on top
  4. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes
  5. Enjoy!