Stovetop Italian Macaroni
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
Quick and delicious! Made it just as recipe stated. Definitely on our rotating list!
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
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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!!
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!
This is the easiest, most tasty dish I've made in a long time. 4 of us devoured it easily!
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 !
Not for me,
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
Quick easy and flavorful!!!! I remember this as a child and we loved it.