Easy Macaroni Gratin

Macaroni gratin that the whole family loves
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Ingredients

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2 pounds Ground Beef
1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
16 ounces Macaroni elbow
1 small Onion finely chopped
3 cloves Garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 can Tomato paste 6 ounce
1 can Can crushed tomatoes 16 ounces
½ tsp Dried Italian seasoning
½ tsp Cayenne pepper
½ tsp Salt
1 large pot Water lightly salted with 2 tbsp salt

Nutritional information

736
Calories
36.6g
Fat
52.9g
Carbohydrates
47.3g
Protein
144mg
Cholesterol
755mg
Sodium
Ingredients

Easy Macaroni Gratin

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Macaroni Gratin is my family’s all time favorite, feel-good dinner. This meat sauce pasta, topped with loads of melted cheese, promises to put a smile on everyone’s face, when grandma comes over for her weekly, winter dinner with us.

The perfect mix of Italian seasoning with just the right amount of cayenne pepper brings that home cooked dish that we love, to life. With the extra large portion size, I am always lucky to have enough to go around, when that surprise guest rings the doorbell.

To make Macaroni Gratin, you will need the following ingredients:

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So, how to make Macaroni Gratin?

Steps to make Easy Macaroni Gratin

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Preheat the oven

Preheat the ovens broiler to 375℉ and set the rack at about 6 inches from the heat source.

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5

Heat the oil

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet until a medium-high heat temperature is reached.

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5

Cook the ground beef

Add the ground beef to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes until crumbly and no longer pink.

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5

Add seasoning

Stir in the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, cayenne pepper and salt and continue cooking for another 5 mins until the onion is soft and translucent.

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2

Drain off the excess grease

Using a spoon, drain the excess grease from the skillet.

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5

Add the tomato sauce

Add the tomato paste and crushed tomatoes to the cooked and seasoned beef and bring to a simmer

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1h

Simmer the ground beef and tomato sauce

Bring the heat down to a medium-low temperature, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

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20

Boil a large pot of water

Bright a large pot of lightly salted water to a high temperature until boiling

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10

Add the macaroni

Add the macaroni elbows and cook for 8-10 mins or until al dente. Once cooked, drain the water from the cooked macaroni elbows.

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5

Add the macaroni to the ground beef sauce

Stir the cooked macaroni into the ground beef sauce until combined and then spread into a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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Add the cheese

Sprinkle with cheddar and Parmesan cheeses.

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5

Broil Macaroni Gratin

Broil Macaroni Gratin for about 5 mins in the preheated oven until the cheese is bubbly and golden

Looking for dish that the whole family loves? This Macaroni Gratin is the one! Promising delicious flavor and a huge portion! Give it a try and tag #cookmerecipes in your winter baking posts!

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