Rating: 3 stars
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

All the flavor of a bacon cheeseburger in a macaroni dish.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in boiling water until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain and return pasta to the pot.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Season browned beef with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper; add ketchup and stir. Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the liquid thickens slightly, 5 to 10 minutes; pour over the pasta in the pot and stir.

  • Stir Cheddar cheese into the pasta mixture until melted; add bacon bits and stir.

Nutrition Facts

432 calories; protein 27.4g; carbohydrates 37.3g; fat 19.8g; cholesterol 75.1mg; sodium 1610mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2016
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2016
I used 1 TSP garlic powder 2 TSP onion powder and maybe 1/2-3/4 c ketchup. A little peppery but actually pretty good with the adjustments! more like a chill Mac Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
04/01/2015
The ketchup was overbearing and the spices were too much. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
06/29/2016
I used 1 TSP garlic powder 2 TSP onion powder and maybe 1/2-3/4 c ketchup. A little peppery but actually pretty good with the adjustments! more like a chill Mac Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2016
Love it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/22/2021
I don't usually review recipes but I did want to offer some suggestion work with this recipe as I do think it has promise. This was an easy and fast recipe to make which was exactly what I was looking for. I have never used onion powder in a cheeseburger macaroni recipe and was surprised how it worked on the dish. Based on another reviewer I did scale the amount of ketchup and spices back to about 1/4 of the suggested amounts. I also added mustard, chili powder and Worcestershire sauce based on our personal taste preferences. It tasted great and will definitely make it again! Read More