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Macaroni Gratinee

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"Need to feed an army? Try this easy macaroni and home-made sauce. It's guaranteed to please young and old."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch baking dish Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 35 mins

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the ground beef until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper, and salt; continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes more. Drain off the excess grease, and add the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Stir the cooked macaroni into the meat sauce until combined, then spread into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar and Parmesan cheeses.
  4. Broil in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden, about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 04, 2008

Just something that was edited out: if you don't have Italian seasonning, try 1/4 tsp Thyme, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp basil and 1/4 marjoram or rosemary.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 28, 2010

Quick and easy weeknight throw-together! Needs a lot more seasoning. I used tomato puree and a can of diced tomatoes. Perfect thickness to hold on to the noodles.

 

29 Ratings

Apr 03, 2008

I thought this was very good. I did, however, add more seasonings and used tomato sauce since I didn't have crushed. I didn't have italian seasoning so I used 1/2 tsp basil and 1/2 tsp oregano (I started with 1/4tsp each but it needed more flavor), reminds me of spaghetti. It only needs about a minute under the broiler, though next time I think I'll just mix the cheese into the whole thing and not dirty another dish. My boys all gave me a thumbs up, so it's a keeper. Thanks for your recipe.

 
Jun 18, 2008

I tried this recipe tonight and it was a HIT, my family loved it. I didn't use the entire 1 pound of cheddar cheese though, I used half and it was more then enough cheese...I think if I had used the entire 1 pound it would have been way too much cheese! So it worked out just great this way, thanks for the recipe!

 
Jun 07, 2010

This was good and fairly easy to fix; I scaled to 5 servings. The changes I made were using rotini pasta, Italian style tomatoes and adding a dash of worcershire to the sauce. I mixed half of the cheese into the dish, sprinkled the other half on top... :)

 
Jan 18, 2011

I doubled the amount of tomato products and I'm glad I did so. The original recipe must be very dry. Also doubled the amount of seasoning and it could have used more. A nice goulash recipe if you don't have a jar of spaghetti sauce handy.

 
Apr 25, 2008

I followed the recipe to a T. I had plenty on sauce for all. I did use separate seasonings. Was just great. Thanks

 
Feb 28, 2013

I used organic ground beef and organic roasted diced tomatoes. A packet of dry mix of Italian seasoning used to make Italian dressing was substituted for the seasoning. I began with half a packet and ended up adding the whole packet... good! I used a dash or two of Emeril's Kick It Up Sauce in place of cayenne pepper. Also added twice as much of diced tomatoes than called for as well as added about 1/2 cup of water. A half hour of cooking is plenty! Good recipe that I will make again but believe that the flavor of the ground beef I used contributed to the flavor as well as the Muir Glen roasted diced tomatoes.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 736 kcal
  • 37%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.9 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 144 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 36.6 g
  • 56%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 47.3 g
  • 95%
  • Sodium
  • 755 mg
  • 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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