Rating: 3.84 stars
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4

This is a tasty and complete meal. My family is wild over this recipe and I'm always asked to bring it to pot luck parties.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 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.

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  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until no pink shows; drain excess fat. In the large pot, combine macaroni, beef, tomato soup, tomato juice and corn; heat through. Stir in cheese.

Nutrition Facts

777 calories; protein 39.6g; carbohydrates 68.6g; fat 38.4g; cholesterol 123.6mg; sodium 1183.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (62)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2010
We had this last night, it was pretty good, not great. I did take the advice of many of the reviews and added 1tbsp italian seasoning, it could have used more; also added garlic & onion. I forgot to buy tomato juice so I added a can of diced tomatoes - I really liked them in the meal. I used 2c cheddar cheese, would like to try with sharp cheddar next time. I also used a whole pound of macaroni, it wasn't too much pasta for the liquid in the recipe, it just needs flavor. I probably will make it again some night when we need a quick meal. **UPDATE** I made this again and still used a can of diced tomato, the soup, and a small 5.5oz can of V8 because my husband thought it was slightly dry the first time - he prefers pasta "saucy" - and I added a tablespoon of worchestershire sauce too along with the onion & garlic. I added 1-1/2 tablespoons of italian seasoning this time and all else the same (still using a pound of pasta - whole wheat elbows) and I did try the sharp cheddar that I've been wanting to try - we all really loved the changes. This made it VERY GOOD when before it was just 'pretty good' :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/10/2006
We did not like this at all. Probably one of the worst recipes I have ever tried. Will not make again. Read More
(8)
83 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2010
We had this last night, it was pretty good, not great. I did take the advice of many of the reviews and added 1tbsp italian seasoning, it could have used more; also added garlic & onion. I forgot to buy tomato juice so I added a can of diced tomatoes - I really liked them in the meal. I used 2c cheddar cheese, would like to try with sharp cheddar next time. I also used a whole pound of macaroni, it wasn't too much pasta for the liquid in the recipe, it just needs flavor. I probably will make it again some night when we need a quick meal. **UPDATE** I made this again and still used a can of diced tomato, the soup, and a small 5.5oz can of V8 because my husband thought it was slightly dry the first time - he prefers pasta "saucy" - and I added a tablespoon of worchestershire sauce too along with the onion & garlic. I added 1-1/2 tablespoons of italian seasoning this time and all else the same (still using a pound of pasta - whole wheat elbows) and I did try the sharp cheddar that I've been wanting to try - we all really loved the changes. This made it VERY GOOD when before it was just 'pretty good' :) Read More
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2003
This recipe was a little bland so I added garlic, basil, italian seasoning and it was very tasty. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
Was easy to fix and very tasty. I added sliced ripe olives and some cilantro to suit our taste and it was wonderful. Ended up putting in into a casserole dish toppping with some cheese and baking till bubbly to take to a family at church. Everyone in the family loved it! Will be a pot-luck regular. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/10/2006
We did not like this at all. Probably one of the worst recipes I have ever tried. Will not make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
This is my favorite lunch dish. I only changed the pasta - I used tri-colored rotini (all that was in the pantry!) and used 3c instead of 2. This casserole made lunch for 10 days for me!! Thanks so much for a yummy addition to my lunch time:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
Pretty good base recipe just needs some extra spices to jazz it up and more cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2003
Kids loved it and so did I. Spiced it up a little bit but stuck to the basic recipe. Wonderful for those hectic week night dinners! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2014
Great base recipe. I added chilli garlic and itialian seasoning and used tomatoe sauce because I was out of tomatoe soup. I think I will play with the seasonings more next time but very good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2009
this is a very easy and quick recipe! it needs a lot of additions to give it more flavor. i made the recipe as written except for the tomato juice. i added a can of diced tomatoes with the juice. i also spiced it with salt pepper garlic oregano and basil. it was sooo good! Read More
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