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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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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

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

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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2010
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. Read More
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32 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2008
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
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...:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2008
I followed the recipe to a T. I had plenty on sauce for all. I did use separate seasonings. Was just great. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2013
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2008
My husband loved this! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2010
I only had one and a half pounds of ground beef so I just used that. I quadrupled the italian seasoning at least the spices and added a large can of organic tomato sauce to make it a little wetter. I didn't use a full pound of cheese just to cut back on the fat content I used about 4 oz. shredded 2% sharp cheddar. This is just like goulash or the one I was familiar with as a kid. I served this with Emergency Garlic Bread. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/28/2010
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. Read More
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