Kids love pasta, and this is a family favorite! Super easy to put together, and so delicious. This recipe consists of elbow macaroni combined with ground beef, a delicious tomato sauce, and covered with lots of cheddar cheese! A few secret ingredients is what takes it to the next level, and it will quickly become a family favorite for you!
Cheeseburger Pasta Bake
1 cup gluten-free elbow macaroni (we love Barilla)
1 pound ground beef
1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix
1 tablespoon brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1 8-oz. block cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain. In a medium saucepan, brown ground beef until no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, onion soup mix, brown sugar, and salt and pepper. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes. Add macaroni to beef/tomato mixture. Pour into a baking dish. Cover with shredded cheddar cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Gather your ingredients. You will need 1 lb. ground beef, tomato sauce, Lipton Onion soup mix, gluten free elbow macaroni, brown sugar, and cheddar cheese.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. In a medium saucepan, brown ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain.
Add 1 can tomato sauce to ground beef.
Add 1 tablespoon brown sugar. This is a cooking trick I learned from my mom. Anytime you make something with tomato sauce, add just a little brown sugar and it takes away any bitterness of the tomatoes and makes it so good!
Add 1 envelope Lipton Onion soup mix.....this gives so much good flavor without onion chunks that kids detest!
Stir all until combined. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the cooked macaroni and stir to combine.
Pour the cheeseburger pasta into a baking dish.
Cover the entire thing with LOTS of shredded cheddar cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Spoon into bowls and enjoy! Your kids will thank you!
Recipe Source: Shanna's recipe box