Belly Buster

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"This is a very old recipe, that I grew up on, my Mom called it the day before payday supper cus in those days it was very inexpensive to put together and it was often vegetarian cus we always had lots of veggies from the garden. My kids grew up on it too, they loved it and called it Belly Buster cus they always ate too much of it when we had it. Now their kids, our grandchildren love it too as do our great grand children, it's a standby in all our households and i'm sure in a lot of other households too, from back in the day."

Original is 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (349.8 g)
  • Calories 879.2
  • Total Fat - 30.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 18 g
  • Cholesterol - 91.9 mg
  • Sodium - 1076.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 112 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 7.6 g
  • Sugars - 31.1 g
  • Protein - 42.5 g
  • Calcium - 1024.6 mg
  • Iron - 5.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 30.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.7 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

This recipe can be made vegetarian, leave out the hamburger and add 2 cups of fresh mixed vegetables,i.e. broccoli, mushrooms,spinach, carrots, etc.

Step 2

Cook elbow macaroni "Al dente",according to instructions on box,drain, add to large casserole.

Step 3

Scramble fry hamburger with spanish onion and garlic, if using,until no longer pink, drain any fat through colander, add drained mixture to casserole.

Step 4

Add cheese soup, undiluted, to casserole

Step 5

Add tomatoes to casserole

Step 6

Add salt and pepper to taste

Step 7

Mix thoroughly, in casserole, to evenly distribute ingredients

Step 8

Spread grated or sliced cheddar evenly over top of casserole

Step 9

Preheat oven to 400 degrees, bake, uncovered for 30 minutes or util bubbling around edges of casserole and cheese topping is melted and slightly browned.

Step 10

Serves 4-6 or with a salad 8.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


MMMMmmm such a yummy recipe and easy for a newbie like me, there we just a couple of small changes, I didn't have a spanish onion I used a regular one, we had some leftover grilled corn so I added it also (I like to use any leftovers for another recipe). this was made in honour of a moderator here on this site that is in the hospital, I hope you get better Derf, thank you very much for this great easy recipe!


review by:
(22 Sep 2013)


True comfort food this is! I can see how it received its name. I actually cut the recipe in half since it was just my DH and I eating it. While enjoying it, I thought about stuffing it into peppers. DH stated it would be a great camping meal to be made ahead and warmed up in our convection oven. Made for Billboard tag.


review by:
(25 Apr 2013)


I made this as instructed with great tasting results. Very tasty and filling. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.


review by:
(18 Jan 2013)


I was so happy to see this recipe! I have made this several times and I have always enjoyed it. We sometimes add more spices as my famiy loves spice. Crushed red pepper and cajun seasoning go well with this. But it is tasty on its own! Thanks Derf, always makes a delicious easy supper!


review by:
(15 Jan 2012)

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