- 2 pounds Ground beef
- 1 pound sharp Cheddar cheeseshredded
- ½ cup Parmesan cheesegrated
- 16 ounces Macaronielbow
- 1 small Onionfinely chopped
- 3 cloves Garlicfinely chopped
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 can Tomato paste6 ounce
- 1 can Can crushed tomatoes16 ounces
- ½ tsp Dried Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 large pot Waterlightly salted with 2 tbsp salt
Easy Macaroni Gratin
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:
So, how to make Macaroni Gratin?
Steps to make Easy Macaroni Gratin
Preheat the oven
Preheat the ovens broiler to 375℉ and set the rack at about 6 inches from the heat source.
Heat the oil
Cook the ground beef
Drain off the excess grease
Add the tomato sauce
Simmer the ground beef and tomato sauce
Boil a large pot of water
Add the macaroni
Add the macaroni to the ground beef sauce
Add the cheese
Broil Macaroni Gratin