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One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni

Your whole dinner in one big cheesy and and yummy!

One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni from Table for Seven

I love meals like this. LOVE them. Meat.Cheese.Veggies.Pasta: All in one dish!

Scoop it to serve and you are done.

This meal was unbelievably easy to make. It tasted great, was very filling and it makes a huge amount. You could seriously serve about 10(?) people with it.

We ate it for dinner and then, Mr Plain brought leftovers to lunch for two days.It’s alot! Alot. If you need to serve a big crowd..this is your dish.

Give this one a try and feed your family for a few days. 👍

One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni from Table for Seven
Yield: Serves: 10-12

One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni

One Skillet Cheesy Beef and Macaroni from Table for Seven

Your whole dinner is one big skillet..cheesy and hearty!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 2 lbs ground beef ( or turkey)
  • 1 TBSP canola oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3/4 cup peeled and chopped carrots
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2-28 oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 3 cups uncooked elbow noodles
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups water


  1. In a very large skillet (it will need a lid), brown meat until no longer pink. Drain.
  2. Leave meat in strainer for now. In skillet, over medium heat, add onion, peppers and carrots. Cook until tender. Return meat back to skillet.
  3. Add basil, garlic, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder,tomatoes and water. Increase heat and simmer.
  4. Stir in elbow macaroni and cover. Reduce heat and cook until pasta is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  5. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and cook with cover on until cheese is melted.


  • Adapted from Katie Workman

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 475Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 103mgSodium: 570mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 35g

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Monday 6th of May 2019

Made this for dinner tonight. My Picky Nicky husband told me three different times how delicious it was. Score!!! Thanks for sharing.

Erin Table for Seven

Tuesday 7th of May 2019

So happy you both enjoyed it Katharine! Thanks for letting me know.


Monday 18th of June 2018

Could this be frozen? I’m looking for meals to make and freeze to be ready for my pregnant daughter. Baby due in two months.

Erin Table for Seven

Monday 18th of June 2018

Hi Lorraine- I haven't froze this particular dish, so, I can say for certain. But, I don't think it would be a problem. Congratulations to you and your daughter on the pending arrival :)


Thursday 18th of April 2013

Thank you Chandra!

Linda@With A Blast

Wednesday 17th of April 2013

Looks delicious, Erin! And I love one-pot/skillet dishes- pinned to make soon :-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !


Thursday 18th of April 2013

Thanks Linda! Hope you enjoy it :)

Miz Helen

Sunday 14th of April 2013

Hi Erin,This is a dish that our family would really enjoy, it is easy and full of flavor, a real comfort dish. Thank you very much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!Come Back Soon,Miz Helen


Monday 15th of April 2013

Thanks for hosting and visiting Miz Helen..have a good week!

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