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Ground Beef Casserole

Ground Beef Casserole is a classic family-friendly weeknight dinner idea! Elbow noodles are tossed with ground beef, marinara, and lots of melty cheese.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, casserole dish, ground beef, ground beef casserole
Servings: 12
Calories: 325kcal


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni noodles
  • ½ medium onion diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 400F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until al dente, about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large sauté pan over high heat, add the oil and onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and garlic and cook until browned, about 10 minutes, breaking the meat up with a spoon as it cooks.
  • Add the marinara sauce and bring to a simmer. Season to taste. Add the pasta, 1 ½ cheese and sauce to the prepared baking dish. Toss to mix. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 363mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 366IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 2mg