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Layered Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

I made a layered macaroni and cheese with ground beef casserole last night that had a great taste to it; it reminded me of Hamburger Helper. I used to eat it when I was younger and this was a cool twist on an old-time classic. 

Here are the ingredients you will need:



  • a box of macaroni
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 2 (8 ounce) block cheese cubed
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F
  • Spray 2 quart casserole with cooking spray
  • cook and drain macaroni as directed on package
  • meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef, season with favorite seasoning, stirring occasionally until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain
  • in a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat
  • stir in flour, stirring constantly, until bubbly
  • stir in milk, cook 5 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens slightly
  • stir in broth and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, cheddar cheese soup, and cheese; whisk until cheese melts then remove from heat
  • spoon 1/3 of the macaroni mixture into casserole; top with half of the beef
  • layer with another 1/3 of the macaroni mixture, remaining beef and remaining macaroni mixture
  • top with bread crumbs
  • bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes or until bread crumbs are golden brown

This was such a good tasting meal and reminded me of my childhood!! I recommend anybody giving this a try , especially if you have to feed a bunch of people because these small ingredients really add up to a LOT of food!!

Until next time, happy experimenting! :)


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Reader Comments (1)

Who doesn't love Mac and cheese... then who does not like hamburger.... (you vegans and vegetation need not respond)... but with that said this meal is soo good and I really enjoyed it.

December 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick

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