One Pot Homemade Beefaroni4
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One Pot Homemade Beefaroni

One Pot Homemade Beefaroni |

Perhaps the dish I remember most from my childhood is Beefaroni.  Not the canned type, but Homemade Beefaroni, that I think we had every week.  It’s affordable, easy to prepare, family friendly, and so delicious.  For that reason I consider this a comfort food recipe.

I made One Pot Homemade Beefaroni on Sunday and have been enjoying it for lunch this week.  This recipe makes 12 servings so it’s a great family meal or pot luck dish to share.

One Pot Homemade Beefaroni Steps

The above step-by-step pictures basically illustrate just how easy this dish is to prepare. I must be honest and tell you that I have admired “One-Pot” dishes for months on Pinterest.  This was my first attempt.  I found the key to even cooking of the elbows was to stir a couple times during the simmering process, other than that….ONE POT people!! Bam!!

One Pot Homemade Beefaroni4
One Pot Homemade Beefaroni4

One Pot Homemade Beefaroni

Libby with Lemony Thyme
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 193 kcal


  • 1 Tbl. butter
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 28- ounce crushed tomatoes preferably no salt added
  • 1 14.5- ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes preferably no salt added
  • 1 cup chicken or beef broth
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 5 ounces elbow macaroni
  • grated parmesan cheese to serve


  • Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add mushroom slices and cook 2-3 minutes, stirring once. Add diced onion and sauté for 4-5 minutes, until onions are tender. Add in garlic and ground beef. Use wooden spoon to break up beef; cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain off any liquid.
  • Add tomatoes, broth and seasonings. Bring to a simmer. Stir in macaroni, making sure it is completely covered with sauce. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan cheese


Each serving = 5 WW Pts+


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