Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole

makes 4 servings
prep time 20 min
cook time 35 min


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni (or whole wheat penne or rotini pasta)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray an 8x8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef and onion until beef is browned and onion is soft; drain. 

Cook macaroni according to package directions, omitting salt; drain. Spoon the macaroni into the prepared pan. Spread the beef mixture and chopped tomato over macaroni. Pour tomato sauce over beef and sprinkle with seasoned salt, if desired, and pepper.

Sprinkle with cheese and cover loosely with foil; bake 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges of casserole are bubbling.

Recipe created by Chef Ina Pinkney, chef/owner of Ina’s, Chicago, 
on behalf of 3-Every-Day™ of Dairy

Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole

Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole PT20M PT35M PT55M Serves 4
Nutrition facts: 340 calories, 10 grams fat
Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 cup uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni (or whole wheat penne or rotini pasta), 1 medium tomato, chopped, 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese,

nutritional facts

Per serving

Calories 340

Total Fat 10 g

Saturated Fat 4 g

Cholesterol 75 mg

Sodium 650 mg

Total Carbohydrate 28 g

Dietary Fiber 4 g

Protein 36 g