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Ground Beef Macaroni Casserole

My mom often made this casserole when I was growing up, and it was one of my favorite meals. It tastes terrific with a salad and rolls. —Judy Hluchy, Mt. Prospect, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce; heat through.
  • Drain macaroni; transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the egg, soup, milk, butter and parsley; pour over macaroni. Spoon beef mixture over top; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 357 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 721mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • L
    Feb 4, 2021

    This was fabulous. I used Cream of Celery since I did not have Cream of Chicken and I think I like it better. I also used Ziti as I did not have elbows:). I seasoned meat with salt, pepper, and added minced garlic into middle of pan when I was draining meat. Let it cook for 1 minute and added meat back in. Then sauce and let simmer awhile. Follow rest of recipe. Family said please make again. Very easy also for a week night. Had a little left over because it was filling. Was really good reheated 2 days later! Thank you poster. I have another favorite on my list.

  • Tina
    May 26, 2020

    This was a very easy and delicious recipe! I did add some salt and pepper and some Italian seasoning to the meat while it was cooking. Adding the cream of chicken gave the dish a richness and creaminess that was yummy!

  • maball
    Aug 10, 2019

    This was fantastic. We LOVED it, and it is so quick. It is very flavorful and we are craving it again already. Everyone loved it! Will make again and again.

  • ana01jes
    Aug 29, 2017

    I am not sure why this recipe has so many positive reviews. I followed the recipe the letter. This is blah and bland! Save your ground beef, save your can of soup, save yourself and make something else.

  • JerseyWin
    Nov 20, 2014

    My grandsons won't eat anything with pieces of onion so I blend the onion with tomato sauce before adding to the dish. Very good after school, cold day dish.

  • Joscy
    Jul 25, 2014

    You can be sure I'll be making again and again for my husband and myself. I do not salt anything so will leave out. Definitely will add garlic powder along with onion. YUM!

  • cook1203
    Nov 9, 2013

    Good but not a lot of flavor. Definately needs a garlic roll. Will make again but use a pizza sauce for the tomato sauce. I cut the recipe in half and would serve more than the four suggested.

  • DoggieMom2
    Jun 30, 2013

    I didn't have the exact ingredients on hand, so I prepared this dish with unsalted butter, 1% milk and unsalted tomato sauce. I added about a 1/2 tsp additional salt to the beef mixture. Also used a sprinkle of dried parsley instead of fresh. I thought it was very good!

  • june29
    Mar 23, 2013

    really great cold weather day quick and tasty meal just add a salad and you are set

  • dschultz01
    Nov 30, 2012

    This was just ok. A lot like Mac n cheese with beef. Easy to make though, and definitely edible, just not fantastic.