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Cheesy Beef & Macaroni Casserole


Posted: September 28

Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Cheesy Beef & Macaroni sounds delicious just from the name alone: filled with juicy bites of ground beef, tender macaroni, and sharp cheddar cheese. But Cheesy Beef & Macaroni has a few surprises in its creamy, rich center. These include bright and sweet tomato sauce and extra savory chicken soup. You'll be surprised by just how deep the flavors of this casserole go, and how excited you’ll be to eat more of it.


Ingredients

1 (7 ounce) package elbow macaroni
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can Italian tomato sauce
1 large egg
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 1/2 cups 2% milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Cook the macaroni according to package directions.

Step 4

In a large skillet, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink, about 6-8 minutes.

Step 5

Drain the skillet of excess fat.

Step 6

Stir in the tomato sauce and heat through.

Step 7

Drain the cooked macaroni.

Step 8

Transfer the macaroni to the prepared baking dish.

Step 9

In a small bowl, combine the egg, chicken soup, milk, butter, and parsley.

Step 10

Pour the egg mixture over the macaroni.

Step 11

Spoon the beef mixture over the top of the macaroni.

Step 12

Sprinkle the casserole with the cheddar cheese.

Step 13

Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, about 25-30 minutes.

Step 14

Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes before serving.


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