One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni

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This recipe is nothing fancy, but it will be one that your family will ask for time and time again.  You know the one that makes your husband smile when he finds out what’s for dinner or when half your son’s baseball team shows up at your house and they are all starving!   It’s quick, easy, and above all cheesy good!  Again, I am loving Katie Workman’s Cookbook The Mom 100 Cookbook.  This is one of Katie’s recipes that I have made many times.  It is so good and it will be a favorite of yours once you put it on your dinner table.

Another good reason to make this is you can do it in one skillet.  That’s right.   You know we love it when we have less to clean up and it does not compromise the taste.  So here’s your dinner for tomorrow.  I’ll give you a little leeway here to pick up a pepper because I know you have the rest of the ingredients in your kitchen now.

In Katie’s cookbook this recipe is for 12 servings,  I easily halved it.  Feel free to double if needed for the entire baseball team.

One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni from Katie Workman

Yield 5-6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red, yellow, orange, or green peppers ( I use a mixture)
  • 1/2 cup peeled chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes in juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup water
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 1/3 cups or 6 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat.  Mine is 10 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches deep stainless steel.
  2. Add beef and brown stirring until no pink remains. Drain.  Set aside.
  3. Add oil and heat over medium heat. Add the pepper, carrots, onion, and garlic.  Cook until almost tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Return beef to the skillet.
  5. Add basil, oregano, tomatoes with juice, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and 1 cup water.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add elbow macaroni., stir, and cover the skillet.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium and let simmer.  Stir occasionally until macaroni is stender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes.  You may have to add a little water depending on the amount of juice in your tomatoes.
  9. Taste for seasonings.
  10. Top with cheese.  Cover the skillet and let the cheese melt.  About 1 minute.
  11. Serve!
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46 Comments

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46 responses to “One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni

  1. Latoya

    Looks delicious! I’m going to have to make this for my family!

  2. Lorelei

    I use the same recipe, but throw in a few stuffed green olives when I put the cheese in. I sometimes just put cubes of cheese and let them melt. One of my favorite quick fixes. My mother called it “Goulash,” so we do, too.

  3. Rachael

    I do not like this recipe it just isnt something i would be interested in.

  4. Anna Scasny

    I learned that it can be made in one skillet and is super easy.

  5. Cierra

    Looks a little soupy but i would love to try it.

  6. Shae Stanley

    I learned that this recipe is quick, easy, and is something the whole family will enjoy.

  7. Lindsey

    this makes 12 servings !

  8. Victoria

    It looks okay, but i dont think i would ever cook this

  9. Rachel

    You have to stir occasionaly until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

  10. Aubrey Freeman

    I learned you can easily hlaf this recipie.

  11. hannah wills

    You can half or double the recipe.

  12. Emily Trivitt

    I learned that this recipe is quick and easy and is good to keep for leftovers

  13. haley

    This dish can be made in a skillet and will serve atleast ten people. A good dish to serve for the family!

  14. Abbie

    I learned to season it with salt and pepper.

  15. adrianna

    makes 12 srvings, better than hamburger helperl, healthy, easy to eat

  16. Jonathan Pham

    i learned that you have to stir occasionaly

  17. amber amey

    i learned to make sure you have one cup of water so the noodles wont be mushy

  18. victoria

    i learned it was an easy, quick meal to make

  19. brooke barnes

    I learned that this recipe is quick, easy, and is something the whole family will enjoy.

  20. Ethan Agan

    i learned this recipe is quick to make and you can always store the leftovers

  21. Emily Gilbert

    I learned that you can make it all in one skillet without it affecting the taste.

  22. Hannah McManus

    I learned that it is a quick and easy recipe to make and to only use one cup of water so the noodles won’t be mushy.

  23. Cody Worthy

    This dish can be made in a skillet and will serve atleast ten people. A good dish to serve for the family

  24. maddie langley

    You can make this recipe in one skillet and its easy cleanup

  25. breanna swanson

    I learned that this dish is quick to make and serves for 12 people.

  26. Tiffani Willis

    Easy to make and you dont have to use more than one skillet

  27. chance morris

    I learned that it can be made in one skillet and is super easy

  28. KailinChamberlain

    I learned that it makes 12 servings and can easily be kept for left overs.

  29. hannah schuster

    you can make up to 12 servings.

  30. Brian Morrison

    stir until all the pink is gone

  31. Brandi Stampley

    i Learned you have to add elbow macaroni., stir, and cover the skillet

  32. Marlee king

    when putting the noodles in turn to medium heat and let it simmer.

  33. Ana Meyer

    I learned that you have to stir occasionaily until most of the liquid is absorbed.

  34. Trish Jenkins

    I learned that it can be made in one skillet and is super easy.

  35. I really like to put Veggie cheese on the recipe.

  36. Miracle McDaniel (3rd)

    You can make this and clean up easily.

  37. Tkeya Dix

    You can make it all in one skillet, and it shouldnt take much time. You can add or take away ingredients to fit your desire.

  38. maya roberts

    you can half or double this Recipe, its fairly easy to make and you can get about 12 servings from it.

  39. Jonathan Goldthwaite

    I learned that even though you have a lot of ingredients stuff can be easy to make.

  40. Danielle Summers

    Make sure you reduce the heat to medium and let simmer. Stir occasionally until macaroni is stender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. You may have to add a little water depending on the amount of juice in your tomatoes.

  41. Gravett

    You can make this easy and is easy to cleanup bc you use one skillet.\

  42. Chelsee

    I learned that it takes on skillet to cook this meal.

  43. Ondeaaaaaaaaaaa :)

    This can serve 12 people :o what a big portion!

  44. jordon lee

    this doesn’t seem like something I would be very interesting in

  45. Shaughnessy Peacock

    I learned to season it with salt and pepper.

  46. jamie Freeman

    I love mac and cheese and i never would have thought of this and it was good.

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