Baked Macaroni and Beef Casserole Recipe

Looking for an easy Baked Macaroni and Beef Casserole recipe? Learn how to make Baked Macaroni and Beef Casserole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by buffalojoy

Makes 4 servings



This casserole can be assembled ahead and baked later; if it's refrigerated, increase baking time to 30 minutes.

Recipe Ingredients for Baked Macaroni and Beef Casserole

3 ounces elbow macaroni
8 ounces lean ground beef (10% or less fat)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 cup tomato sauce (no salt added)
1/4 cup minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, grated

Recipe Directions for Baked Macaroni and Beef Casserole

  1. Preheat oven to 350o F. In large pot of boiling water, cook macaroni 8-10 minutes, until tender. Drain, discarding liquid; set aside. In large nonstick skillet, cook beef, stirring to break up meat, 4-5 minutes, until no longer pink. Remove from heat; set aside. Spray medium nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, 5 minutes, until vegetables are softened. Add tomato sauce, parsley, basil, thyme, black pepper and reserved beef; cook, stirring frequently, 3 minutes, until heated through. Remove from heat. Add cooked macaroni to beef mixture; stir to combine. Transfer mixture

  2. to 1-quart baking dish; sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake 20 minutes, until bubbling and slightly browned on top.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 179.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
242
Calories from Fat
56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.2g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
56mg
19%
Sodium
419mg
17%
Potassium
557mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
22.0g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.3g
9%
Sugars
4.4g
Protein
24.0g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 11% Iron 21%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
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