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Easy Cheesy Macaroni Skillet

Nothing says comfort food like this Easy Cheesy Macaroni Skillet. Filled with ground beef, diced tomatoes, seasoning, and of course, cheese!

A DELICIOUSLY QUICK MEAL

There is nothing like comfort food. Especially comfort food from our childhood. One of my favorite recipes to make is this beefy, cheesy macaroni skillet. It is super simple to make and I can make a big batch and have plenty to eat for leftovers!

a spoon scooping out a serving of cheesy tomato macaroni from a cast iron skillet.
  • I would definitely serve with a veggie like broccoli, asparagus or a leafy green salad.
  • Perhaps you could even serve with Garlic Bread or even some delicious Homemade Cornbread!
Easy Cheesy Tomato Macaroni Skillet recipe from The Country Cook. Fully cooked macaroni skillet meal in a cast iron skillet with cheese on top.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • macaroni noodles
  • lean ground beef
  • Italian seasoning
  • dried onion flakes
  • diced tomatoes
  • tomato soup
  • shredded cheddar cheese
ingredients needed: macaroni noodles, lean ground beef, Italian seasoning, dried onions flakes, diced tomatoes, tomato soup, shredded cheddar cheese.

HOW TO MAKE CHEESY MACARONI SKILLET MEAL:

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add in a tablespoon of salt to boiling water. Then add in elbow macaroni. Cook macaroni until al dente then drain.

elbow macaroni noodles being poured into boiling water.

In a large skillet, over medium heat, add 2 tbsp. olive oil and add in ground beef. Stir in Italian seasoning…

Italian seasoning added to the ground beef in a skillet.

…and dried minced onion (if using.)

onion flakes being added to cooking ground beef.

Stir while cooking, making sure to break up the meat as it cooks. You won’t need to drain any fat since we are using lean ground beef.

cooked and crumbled ground beef in a skillet.

Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, add in diced tomatoes.

diced tomatoes added to cooked ground beef.

And then stir in tomato soup. Next, stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.

shredded cheddar cheese added to tomatoes and ground beef

Finally, stir in cooked macaroni noodles.

cooked macaron noodles added to tomatoes and cooked ground beef

Give it all a gentle stir and cook on medium-low heat until it’s all warmed through.  

macaroni skillet in a large black cast iron pan

Then turn off heat and sprinkle with the last cup of shredded cheddar cheese and top with sliced green onion (optional.)

shredded cheese on top of macaroni, ground beef and tomatoes in a cast iron skillet.

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Easy Cheesy Macaroni Skillet

Easy Cheesy Macaroni Skillet

Nothing says comfort food like this Easy Cheesy Macaroni Skillet. Filled with ground beef, diced tomatoes, seasoning, and of course, cheese!
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Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups macaroni noodles measured before cooking
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon onion flakes optional
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (Italian style with garlic, basil & oregano)
  • 1 can PROGRESSO™ Tomato with Parmesan soup
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided use

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add in a tablespoon of salt to boiling water.
  • Then add in 2 cups elbow macaroni. Cook macaroni until al dente then drain.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, add 2 tbsp. olive oil and add in ground beef.
  • Stir in Italian seasoning and minced onion flakes (if using.)
  • Stir beef while cooking, making sure to break up the meat as it cooks. You won't need to drain any fat since we are using lean ground beef.
  • Once the meat is thoroughly cooked, add in diced tomatoes.
  • Then stir in PROGRESSO™ Tomato with Parmesan soup.
  • Next, stir in 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Finally, stir in cooked macaroni noodles.
  • Give it all a gentle stir and cook on medium-low heat until it’s all warmed through.
  • Then turn off heat and sprinkle with the last cup of shredded cheddar cheese and top with sliced green onion (optional.)

Notes

If your family loves green pepper, definitely add it to this dish. Just add them in while cooking the ground beef.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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4 Comments

  1. Just a quick note to say I appreciate that you show a picture of the ingredients. Sometimes I need that to know what I’m looking for at the grocery store. I cook for two and like recipes I can either cut in half or freeze half so we only have enough leftovers for one day.

    Thanks a million.

  2. I have not been able to find PROGRESSO™ Tomato with Parmesan soup. Will a can of tomato soup work and some parm cheese? If so, How much Parm would you think?