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Mom’s Macaroni

Mom’s Macaroni is a comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. It’s like a hug from mom, but in a bowl!

Mom's Macaroni -  A comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. It's like a hug from mom, but in a bowl!

Mom’s Macaroni

My sister was raving about this recipe for Mom’s Macaroni that she got from her mother-in-law. It’s been a family favorite in her home for years and she told me I had to try it out. 

I did and it was agreed with her. It was delicious!

My mom had a similar recipe that was made with canned tomatoes, ground beef and macaroni. This recipe is close to that, but with a little more oomph to it. I think I like Mom’s Macaroni from my sister better. Sorry, Mom!

Mom's Macaroni -  A comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. It's like a hug from mom, but in a bowl!

It’s pretty straightforward to make although it does dirty more dishes than I’d like. The extra mess is worth it though, promise!

Everyone in my home who tried this recipe loved it. I called my sister right away and thanked her. I hope you enjoy it as much as we all did.

In 30 minutes, you will have a delicious meal! Serve it with a side salad or enjoy on its own. 

Mom's Macaroni -  A comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. It's like a hug from mom, but in a bowl!

How to Make Mom’s Macaroni

The first step is to make the ground beef mixture. Add the onions, green pepper, mushrooms, Worscestershire sauce and ground beef to a large frying pan. Sauté over medium heat until beef is cooked and veggies are tender.

Mom's Macaroni -  A comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. It's like a hug from mom, but in a bowl!

Cook the macaroni according to the package directions. Drain with a colander and set aside. 

Heat up the stewed tomatoes in a small pot over medium low heat. Add in the basil, oregano and parsley. Stir to combine.

Add the Cheez Whiz and milk to the macaroni and stir to combine. Stir in beef mixture. Add in hot tomatoes to mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.

Mom's Macaroni -  A comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. It's like a hug from mom, but in a bowl!

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Mom's Macaroni -  A comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. It's like a hug from mom, but in a bowl!

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Mom's Macaroni -  A comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese. It's like a hug from mom, but in a bowl!

Mom's Macaroni

Mom's Macaroni

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A comforting stove top casserole made with tender macaroni noodles, ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tsp Worscestershire sauce
  • 1 540ml can stewed tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/8 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Cheez Whiz
  • 2 1/4 cup macaroni
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add onions, green pepper, mushrooms, Worscestershire sauce and ground beef to a large frying pan. Saute over medium heat until beef is cooked.
  2. Boil macaroni according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.
  3. Heat up stewed tomatoes in a small pot over medium low heat. Add basil, oregano and parsley and stir to combine.
  4. Add Cheez Whiz and milk to macaroni and stir together. Stir in beef mixture. Add hot tomatoes to mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 421 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 102mg Sodium: 828mg Carbohydrates: 22g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g Protein: 31g

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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