Ground Beef Pasta Casserole: This beefy pasta casserole is a super easy one-pan ground beef dish that’s filled with peppers, onions, and wonderful flavors your family will love!
- 2 pounds of ground beef
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
- 3 cans of diced tomatoes
- 2 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. sugar
- 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- salt and pepper, to taste
To make this one, you’ll need a large pan.
I use my dutch oven for this one. I like that it’s deep enough, and with the heavy-duty lid, it keeps it nice and hot to steam up the pasta perfectly.
Just saute bell pepper and onions in a little oil, then add ground beef. Cook the ground beef until it’s no longer pink and drains.
After that, I add the cans of tomatoes, chili powder, sugar, salt, and pepper. I then bring it all to a boil, reduce the heat and let it simmer on the stove for about 3 to 5 minutes.
Stir in the macaroni noodles and cover, simmering until the pasta is tender.
Finally, sprinkle with some shredded mozzarella cheese and it is ready to serve.
So I add just a bit of olive oil to the bottom of my pan and saute my onions and bell pepper for a minute or two. Then I add the ground beef and cook until it’s no longer pink. After that, I add the tomatoes, chili powder, sugar, salt, and pepper.
I then bring everything to a boil, then reduce heat and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes. Stir in the macaroni noodles and cover, simmering until pasta is tender. And finally, I sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. It’s quite a delicious comfort food favorite.
I have included all of the ingredients and detailed instructions on how I make this ground beef pasta casserole recipe in the printable recipe card, so for a printable version of this Ground Beef Pasta Casserole recipe, just scroll to the bottom of the page. It’s really a super easy dish that’s hearty and filled with flavor. And even better served the next day.