This is a delicious and easy one-dish dinner with a Greek flair. It's also well-balanced and light - and my kids love it. What more could you want?

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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. Cook elbow macaroni for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain, and set aside.

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  • Brown ground beef with garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Strain off fat, if necessary. When meat is lightly browned, add carrots and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini and oregano, and continue cooking another 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • When vegetables are tender, stir in tomato soup, water, and prepared elbow macaroni, and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes. Serve with crumbled feta cheese on top, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

354.3 calories; 20.8 g protein; 39.3 g carbohydrates; 50 mg cholesterol; 787.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
This was an easy quick and delicious recipe! My husband is Greek so to kick the taste up a little more I added a Greek seasoning mixture which added a nice taste. I also added the feta cheese into the pan at the end instead of putting it on top. Will make again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2006
This recipe doesn't live up to its name. It is basically a macaroni hamburger tomato soup recipe. The only thing Greek about it is the "OPTIONAL" feta cheese. Read More
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45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
This was an easy quick and delicious recipe! My husband is Greek so to kick the taste up a little more I added a Greek seasoning mixture which added a nice taste. I also added the feta cheese into the pan at the end instead of putting it on top. Will make again! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2006
This was an easy quick and delicious recipe! My husband is Greek so to kick the taste up a little more I added a Greek seasoning mixture which added a nice taste. I also added the feta cheese into the pan at the end instead of putting it on top. Will make again! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2006
this was very good!!! I shredded the carrot & zucchini so my picky family wouldn't realize it. They all ate 2nd helpings. I would double the amount of feta cheese. It truly makes the dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/09/2008
Just happened to have the ingredients on hand (and little else in the house) so gave it a whirl. Better than expected! Pretty good quick and easy weeknight dinner! Only change - used a can of diced tomatoes and ketchup (to thicken) because I didn't have any tomato soup. Feta is really the key to the flavor I would say it's not an option! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2006
This recipe doesn't live up to its name. It is basically a macaroni hamburger tomato soup recipe. The only thing Greek about it is the "OPTIONAL" feta cheese. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2008
My husband liked his but the rest of us didn't. It is definitely missing something. We love greek food especially feta and it just tasted bland. I'm going to try it again with alot of tweaking- more salt some Greek Seasoning a can of diced tomatos. Hopefully that will help. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2005
This was pretty tasty. I used diced tomatoes instead of soup. I liked the texture. The feta cheese really adds a nice tang. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2006
The feta cheese is what makes this dish so don't skimp on it. I would prefer a little more of the carrot and zucchini in proportion to the macaroni. Taste is good although without the feta it would be just ordinary. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2009
After reading the reviews i tweaked a bit: while the pasta cooked i matchsticked the carrots (so they'd cook faster) and started them cooking in the juices from (one can of fire-roasted tomatoes) (one can of mushrooms) (one large can of black olives). i used a lot of tuscan sunset seasoning (maybe 2T?). put in some pre-cooked ground beef from my freezer (maybe 3/4 lb?) and reduced the liquid a bit. then added the canned veggies & can of soup w/out the water. i only used about half the olives and cut them in half. served w/ parmesan cheese not necessarily greek anymore but everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2006
Meh it was good edible and all that but it wasn't anything special. The only change I made was using whole wheat elbow pasta. It's a good basic meal and I'm sure kids would love it and it's great for when you don't have much going on in the pantry and want something quick and hearty. Read More
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