Easy Skillet Hamburger and Macaroni Dinner

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I don't know the origin of this recipe, but I've been making it for years, and it was always a family favorite. You can use as much, or as little, cheese as you like and any combination of cheese that suits you. I usually put parmesan down as my first layer, top that with shredded cheddar and then top that with some shredded mozzerella. (I like cheese). I have always used 1 1/2 cups of the dried elbows, 'cause I like my dish a little thicker. Enjoy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute ground beef in 12" skillet, until browned, drain most of grease.
  2. Add onions and (peppers, if using ) cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes,with their liquid (break up tomatoes with fork or clean hands) and, corn with it's liquid and macaroni.
  4. Heat to boiling and then reduce heat to medium/low.
  5. Cover skillet and cook 20-30 minutes until macaroni is tender. (may need to stir occassionally).
  6. Stir in chili powder and garlic salt, blend well.
  7. Top with cheese, or cheeses, heat covered for about 5 minutes, or until.
  8. cheese is melted.
  9. Note: May use garlic powder instead of garlic salt, and then just add salt to taste. If dish seems a little dry as it cooks, may add additional water.
Most Helpful

Very flavorful and versatile. Definitely a keeper. Thank you!

betsyrme November 07, 2012

What a easy dish to make arroz241. It was so tasty, my dh had two servings. Served with fresh buns and butter. A lovely comfort dish. I did have some substitutions, I used what I had on hand. Cappatelli noodles, orange sweet peppers and ground tomatoes. For the cheeses I used a blend of marble cheddar cheese and pecarino. Lovely flavors and textures. I cooked on top of the stove and finished in the oven for the cheese to melt over the dish. Thank you for sharing this very versatile recipe that I will make again. Made for Spring Pac/2012.

Baby Kato April 02, 2012