Rating: 4 stars
32 Ratings
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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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch baking dish
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack at about 6 inches from the heat source.

  • 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.

  • Broil in preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

736 calories; protein 47.3g; carbohydrates 52.9g; fat 36.6g; cholesterol 143.8mg; sodium 755.1mg. Full Nutrition
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