Pasta Bake Macaroni Recipe

This Macaroni Pasta Bake is easy to make with ground beef, marinara sauce, pasta and cheese. Use elbow macaroni or any short pasta shape in this comforting baked pasta casserole.

Close up of cheesy pasta bake on a wooden spoon.

Growing up, this macaroni pasta bake was one of my favorite dinners that my mom made for us. She called it Macaroni Meat Casserole, and as soon as I was old enough, she taught me how to make the recipe.

I’ve been making this macaroni casserole ever since. Cheesy, saucy pasta baked together with ground beef is a crowd-pleasing, no fuss dinner. Get more dinner ideas.

When life is feeling a bit overwhelming, cheesy baked pasta can be a perfect way to nourish both your body and soul. This macaroni pasta casserole is easy to make using just a few ingredients. The steps to prepare it are simple, and you won’t need to spend all day in the kitchen. This recipe is a great one to prepare early in the day and then bake in the evening right before dinner time.

One thing that I love about this recipe is that it makes enough to feed a crowd. Which means that my family can get a few meals out of this pasta bake. The best part? This baked pasta tastes even better on the second and third day after the flavors have had time to come together. Delicious leftovers are the best because it means you get a night off from cooking.


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