Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Why buy convenience foods when it's so easy to make your own one-dish macaroni-hamburger meal? Quick and easy. Adjust seasonings to your taste. Adapted from "Fast & Easy Cooking" by Johanna Burkhard.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large nonstick frying pan, brown ground beef.
  2. Add onion, garlic and basil.
  3. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  4. Add tomato sauce and broth.
  5. Bring to a boil.
  6. Add macaroni.
  7. Reduce heat, cover and allow to cook for 5-7 minutes.
  8. Stir in zucchini or green beans.
  9. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes or until macaroni and zucchini are tender.
  10. If needed, add more broth.
Most Helpful

4 1/2 stars - very good and easy meal. I used wide egg noodles instead of macaroni, only because it was the easiest way to get rid of one MORE box from my pantry!

AnOkie2 August 05, 2003

Not bad. I didn't have any zucchini so I used green pepper. Also added some red wine. This is the kind of meal that you can just make up on your own. Not exceptional but ok.

Tobago Cay July 07, 2003

This is a great recipe for using things on hand, and very easy. I made a few changes - I put half the onion in while browning the meat, used 1 zucchini, but some green pepper also, and used these Barilla Pipettes I had in the house. Little shredded mozzarella and some Parmesan on top, and a bakery baguette to sop up the juice - yum! It's a keeper! Thanks!

HEP MEP June 30, 2003