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Cheeseburger Macaroni

One of my favorite dinners is Cheeseburger Macaroni, and it is even better warmed up the next day! Simple, quick & yummy!



Total Time: 25 minutes

Prep: 10

Cook: 15



  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
  • 1 (16 ounce) can water
  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • parmesan cheese (optional)



  1. Sauté onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Brown ground beef and drain.
  3. Add ground beef, tomatoes, water, raw macaroni, salt and pepper to the onion and garlic mixture.
  4. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until macaroni is tender.
  5. If desired, top with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve with crusty bread and a salad.



Have a great day!

Nancie, Haley d’Pug & Winston