This is a recipe that my sister and I always begged my mother to make. It was our favorite and now it is my children's favorite, too. Very basic ingredients combine for a wonderful and tasty dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 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. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, and set aside.

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  • Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat, stirring to crumble; drain, and set aside. Heat oil in a separate skillet over medium high heat. Cook potatoes for 2 minutes, then stir in onion. Continue cooking until well browned, then carefully drain excess oil.

  • Combine potatoes with ground beef mixture, and stir in tomato sauce and cubed cheese. When cheese has melted, stir in noodles and continue cooking 15 minutes more. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

748 calories; protein 36.2g; carbohydrates 68.7g; fat 36.8g; cholesterol 145.5mg; sodium 1249.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2006
We just finished eating this recipe! It turned out very well here. We did make a few substitutions simply due to a lack of the exact ingredigents. We used ground turkey instead of ground beef. Plus at the last minute we noticed that we were out of onions! So we just nixed that ingredient. Everything turned out great nevertheless. We did spice things up with salt pepper and garlic powder. I can see how this might be a bit bland otherwise. But overall a nice piece of comfort food perfect for a chilly autumn night! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2005
This was ok. The potatoes never did reaily get fully cooked. The taste was kinda bland. I had to add more seasoning. My husband and 16 month old daughter liked it. Next time "IF" I make it I will cook the potatoes before adding them. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
10/23/2006
We just finished eating this recipe! It turned out very well here. We did make a few substitutions simply due to a lack of the exact ingredigents. We used ground turkey instead of ground beef. Plus at the last minute we noticed that we were out of onions! So we just nixed that ingredient. Everything turned out great nevertheless. We did spice things up with salt pepper and garlic powder. I can see how this might be a bit bland otherwise. But overall a nice piece of comfort food perfect for a chilly autumn night! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2005
My whole family liked this recipe very much. I am definently going to make this one agian. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/19/2005
This was ok. The potatoes never did reaily get fully cooked. The taste was kinda bland. I had to add more seasoning. My husband and 16 month old daughter liked it. Next time "IF" I make it I will cook the potatoes before adding them. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/04/2006
this was ok but not nearly as good as I expected. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/28/2009
It was pretty good. I did add salt pepper garlic powder and a little celery salt. I also added beef broth because I thought it needed some moisture. I think it took a long time to prepare. It made way too much for my family of 5. It made a lot of dirty dishes too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2008
It was good. Something different. Not too much to change on this one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2014
I made this recipe last night but I tweaked it a little bit. Instead of ground beef I used ground turkey and put garlic powder chili powder kosher salt to season it. I didn't put onion in it either. This was AMAZING! My husband had 4 bowls of it! Thank you for sharing this recipe it was easy to make and I have leftovers to feed an army. LOL Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/19/2004
Very bland... I originally thought "potatoes and noodles?" and I was right... way too heavy/starchy. Had to keep adding water too. Has potential but needs some major adjustments. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/05/2010
this had no taste I changed this.l took out the can of tomato sauce and put in a can enchilada sauce and used elbow mac.l put it in a baking dish covered the top with shredded cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cups and black olive's Read More
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