Easy Beefaroni

Five main ingredients and less than thirty minutes to recreate a childhood classic of slightly-spiced pasta, beef, and sauce.
Course Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword beefaroni, comfort food, gluten free, kid friendly
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 311kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


  • 8 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni (regular or gluten free)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1.25 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 29 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder (you can use more or less, to taste)


  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, onion, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook until the beef is browned and cooked through. Drain any excess grease.
  • Drain the cooked pasta and return to the pot. Add the beef, tomato sauce, and chili powder and stir together.
  • Return the pot to the stove over medium heat until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Can easily be doubled, and leftovers can be frozen.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 1039mg | Potassium: 849mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1385IU | Vitamin C: 10.5mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 4.6mg