Cheddar Macaroni Beef Casserole

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"A good go-to meal for lunch or supper and leftovers the next day. Recipe from the Kraft Foods website."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (278.9 g)
  • Calories 659.7
  • Total Fat - 28.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol - 121.2 mg
  • Sodium - 950.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 54 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.6 g
  • Protein - 43.7 g
  • Calcium - 233.9 mg
  • Iron - 6.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400ºF.

Step 2

In a large pan prepare macaroni and cheese dinner according to package directions omitting the butter.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet add the lean ground beef and cook on medium-high heat. Drain well and add the tomatoes and oregano mixing well to combine. Bring ground beef mixture to a boil.

Step 4

Add the ground beef to the macaroni and cheese, stir carefully. Spoon mixture into a 9-inch square baking dish and sprinkle the cheddar cheese over top. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Thank you for sharing your recipe Lauralie. It was good. My dh enjoyed it very much. Quick and easy to make, a tasty comfort dish. Made with love for Think Pink - 2019

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(15 Oct 2019)

Chef shapeweaver

I made this for two events, " Billboard Recipe Tag " and " What's On The Menu ? " . Due to what was on hand a couple of changes were made to the recipe. Instead of using the Kraft products, I used a box of Annie's Organic Shells & Cheddar ,for the cheese I used Kroger's store brand. Instead of stewed tomatoes, I used the same size can of diced that were already seasoned with Basil,Garlic, & Oregano. And I also added the oregano that was called for in the recipe. Instead of transferring the meat/pasta mixture to a baking dish, I just added the shredded cheese to the top and covered with a lid until melted. This is a very ,very,good " whatever you have on hand " pantry meal. Thanks a bunch for posting so others might enjoy this as much as we did. " Keep Smiling :) "

review by:
(13 Nov 2018)

dienia b

i made this and took photo then windows did update and i can figure out photoes any way this is very good and easy

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(18 Dec 2015)


I have to say that I was surprised at how good this was! A real comfort food - hubby was excited about leftovers, he thought it was a winner as well. I did cut the ground beef down by half and drained the tomatoes otherwise I worried that it would be too runny. Also sprinkled with cayenne with gave it a little kick.

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(5 Feb 2012)