How to Make Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole With Green Pepper, An Easy and Tasty Recipe

Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole

If you want to be good to yourself with an easy dinner and serve your family something they are sure to love, then this cheesy ground beef casserole is comfort food at its best. Think of ground beef and macaroni in a velvety seasoned tomato and cheese sauce with lots of onion and green pepper for a deliciously satisfying main dish.

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This beef casserole also has another great thing going for it besides just being so scrumptious. It is incredibly easy to make, which is extremely helpful with how busy our lives are. After all, you just had some browning to do of the ground beef, chopping the vegetables, measuring the ingredients and grating some cheese before boiling up the pasta. Afterwards, you basically mix the ingredients, cover and simmer until ready to serve. What more can you ask for?

Something else that is wonderful about this cheesy ground beef dinner is that it is a great way to sneak in vegetables for those family members that snub their noses to vegetables. The extra cheese just smooths the way to hide this protein-fortified deception without them noticing they are eating something good for them.

I use grass-fed ground beef from ButcherBox, which doesn’t produce a pan of grease when browning. In fact, I honestly don’t need to drain the fat when I use it. However, if you use regular ground beef, then be sure to drain that excess fat before adding the tomato sauce and cheeses.

I hope that when you need a new idea for dinner that you’ll want to print out my recipe for cheesy ground beef casserole. Please share it with your family and friends and do come back to my blog for more home-tested recipes from my kitchen to yours!

Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole Up Close

Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole

1 lb. ground beef
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 cup onion, finely chopped
1 large green pepper (about a cup), finely chopped
1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
1 ½ teaspoons of salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
8-oz. macaroni
1 cup of creamed cottage cheese
1 cup of shredded American cheese or Velveeta cheese (cubed)

Cook the ground meat with the onion and green pepper in the olive oil until meat is browned and the onions are getting golden.

Drain off any excess fat.

Add the tomato sauce, salt, oregano, and pepper to the meat and continue simmering covered on your stove top until the onions and peppers are tender. This is about a half hour.

In the meantime, put the macaroni on to cook. Drain and then incorporate the cooked macaroni with the meat mixture, cottage cheese and American cheese.

You can serve or finish baking this casserole in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes more until the cheese is piping hot and bubbly.

ENJOY!

You also may want to try cheeseburger casserole, which is another delicious and unusual recipe that grownups and kids will love.

Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole
This cheesy ground beef casserole has ground beef and macaroni in a velvety seasoned tomato and cheese sauce with lots of onion and green pepper for a deliciously satisfying main dish.
Course: Dinner, Entree, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesy beef and pasta bake, cheesy ground beef casserole, easy beef casserole recipe, ground beef and macaroni casserole, how to make cheesy ground beef casserole
Author: Mary Balandiat
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 large green pepper about a cup, finely chopped
  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 8- oz. macaroni
  • 1 cup of creamed cottage cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded American cheese or Velveeta cheese cubed
Instructions
  1. Cook the ground meat with the onion and green pepper in the olive oil until meat is browned and the onions are getting golden.
  2. Drain off any excess fat.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, salt, oregano, and pepper to the meat and continue simmering covered on your stove top until the onions and peppers are tender. This is about a half hour.
  4. In the meantime, put the macaroni on to cook. Drain and then incorporate the cooked macaroni with the meat mixture, cottage cheese and American cheese. Serve or you can transfer to a 350-degree oven and bake for about 20 minutes more until the cheese is bubbly.

  5. ENJOY!

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