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Baked macaroni

Recipe Information

Servings 6
Preparation Time 20 Minutes
Cooking Time 25-35 Minutes
Total Time 45-55 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Elbow Macaroni; Ground Beef
Category Meat; Pasta
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine American
Cook Method Baking
Diet Low Calorie; Low Cholesterol; Low Sodium; High Protein; High Fiber


  • 1/2 pound extra-lean ground beef 

  • 1 small onion, diced, about 1/2 cup

  • 1 box (7 ounces) whole-wheat elbow macaroni 

  • 1 jar (15 ounces) reduced-sodium marinara sauce 

  • 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a baking dish with cooking spray.

  • Cook ground beef and onion in a skillet until the meat browns and the onion is translucent. Drain well.

  • Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain well.

  • Add cooked pasta and sauce to the meat mixture, stirring well. Pour into the baking dish and bake 25-35 minutes.

  • Divide the mixture among plates, sprinkling with Parmesan cheese before serving.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 290 cal

  • Total fat: 11g

  • Saturated fat: 4g

  • Monounsaturated fat: 3g

  • Cholesterol: 29mg

  • Sodium: 94mg

  • Potassium: 200mg

  • Carbohydrate: 33g

  • Fiber: 5g

  • Protein: 15g

  • Calcium: 80mg