2 pounds ground beef 1 small onion, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 1 jar (28 ounce size) spaghetti sauce 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2 1/2 quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray
In a large skillet, brown ground beef, onion, and green bell pepper over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes, or until beef is no longer pink, stirring frequently. Drain off excess liquid. Add spaghetti sauce, macaroni, water, garlic salt, and black pepper; mix well.
Pour the mixture into baking dish. Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover; top with Mozzarella cheese and bake 15 to 20 minutes more, or until cheese has melted and casserole is heated through.
Love this recipe. It's a "go to" dish on busy days or when I just don't have another plan already for dinner. Whole family loves it.
Member since: Jan 8, 2001
Annarecipes November 5, 2013 REVIEW:
Total comfort food!
Guest Foodie June 30, 2013 REVIEW:
I didn't read the recipe right and had started cooking the macaroni before I saw that it said to add it uncooked. I cooked it aldente instead and omitted the water from the recipe and baked it and did everything else as directed. It turned out delicious!
Guest Foodie February 19, 2011 COMMENT: Delicious but why did at least half of my noodles almost disintegrate? I stirred 1/2 thru so noodles on top would not get crusty and underneath a lot of noodles looked like melted cheese. Ended up with mostly hamburger and the sauce. Next I make it I think I'll cook noodles first and maybe even double the noodles, forget the water - and liked the idea of adding a can of diced tomatoes. I've never hear of the one ingredient a lot of people were adding - can't remember the name now as not on that page.
Eric December 3, 2010 REVIEW:
This was a great recipe, and there really are many variations you could do with this particular dish. Velveeta cheese thinned out with a little bit of milk makes for super cheesy, which my little brothers and I like to do, or you could half and half spicy italian sausage with the beef (awesome), or omit the beef and just add diced pieces of polish sausage with jalapeno, and rice instead of the noodles. Thanks for this!
Guest Foodie November 16, 2010 REVIEW:
do you let the macaroni get soft or do you just pour the whole thing into a pan and it will harden by itself in the oven?
tgulsby June 14, 2010 REVIEW:
I am a cook for a childcare center and I cooked this for about 60 Kids. They LOVED it!! I did not get much of anything back on the plates! I cooked the recipe as directed except I put a couple cans of Rotel just for a little more flavor.. Very good Recipe!
Time Saver February 1, 2010 REVIEW:
Great recipe...awesome add ins, to save time, I cooked the macaronii according to the directions on the box (taking 5 min. off) while browning the meat, mixed it all together, topped it with cheese and baked for 10-15 min instead of 30-45
Kassia November 7, 2009 REVIEW:
What a great dish! Every week a group of ten people get together and introduce new dishes and last week I tried cooking this one. It went over very well! Thank you!
jesse's mom October 2, 2009 REVIEW:
My husband said he never liked goulash until I made this recipt. It was soo yummy. I had 2 helpings, and so did he. Just great!!!!!
Guest Foodie August 21, 2009 COMMENT: Is it me or does this sound just like the macaroni we used to get in the school cafeteria lunch? I loved it!
gump August 15, 2009 REVIEW:
Tasted great and easy to make.
Guest Foodie April 4, 2009 REVIEW:
My husband said that this was the best goulash that I had ever made. It was thick and had a lot of flavor. We used our own canned spaghetti sauce which probably had it's own flavor.
muso November 10, 2008 REVIEW:
This dish was easy, quick, and very tasty. No at all exspensive to make. I added a can of Ro-tel to spice it up a little.
j4ymydishes November 1, 2008 REVIEW:
Really good dish,easy to make and kids really enjoy too, also makes plenty for potluck or leftovers
Matt September 14, 2008 REVIEW:
Very good! Only issue I had was the macaroni near the top didn't get soft... I recommend stirring it a bit when you take it out to add the cheese.
Member since: Feb 2, 2008
beffy52 February 9, 2008 REVIEW:
This is really a great recipe. Not only is it good, but it's also easy. I don't cook much, and my husband is a very picky eater. He does like goulash, though, so I've been searching for a good recipe. I think I've found it! He says it's "delicious", which is as high praise as ever comes from him! I used 1 tsp. of garlic salt, and it was fine for me, but my husband did add some later. Also, on the suggestion of others here, I added a can of diced tomatoes, drained. I used chunky Prego spaghetti sauce, the tomato, garlic, and onion variety. It was just right. I will be making this goulash again. Thanks for making my family happy!
Guest Foodie January 21, 2008 REVIEW:
I used two kinds of cooked leftover pasta from "pasta night," linguini and rotini. In addition to the ingredients listed I added a dash each of marjoram, allspice and paprika, a can of diced tomatoes, three minced garlic cloves and some bacon chips. Baked it at 350 for one half hour and then put the moozarella on top. The men in the house raved about it.
suzy November 16, 2007 REVIEW:
great and easy recipe. as for the one who complained about the garlic, always measure to your liking. it was great and we loved it.
Dee October 22, 2007 REVIEW:
This is a great recipe! I am not a huge fan of goulash to begin with but this was a delicious recipe!! It is also very easy to make.
Guest Foodie September 3, 2007 COMMENT: will never make this exact receipe again. I had to throw it out. The receipe called for a tablespoon of garlic salt and it was so salty that we could not eat it
pastaguy July 10, 2007 REVIEW:
This is delicious!!! I've also put a can of italian diced tomatoes in with the sauce. Great recipe!
Renee April 4, 2007 COMMENT: velveeta cheese makes it better
Augo March 28, 2007 REVIEW:
This recipe is super! It looks, smells, and more importantly, TASTES AWESOME!! I love a good old batch of 'lash!!
Guest Foodie January 3, 2007 REVIEW:
Yummyyy. Not expensive at all to make and delishous. I added some diced tomatoes into it to make the sauce a little chunkier and I thought it came out awesome.
Jess December 19, 2006 REVIEW:
This was reallllly good I loved it and so did the family. Easy to make. The mozzerella cheese topped it off.
Sandee April 25, 2006 REVIEW:
Excellent recipe! It was easy to make and I think the mozzerella topped it off nicely.