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“This recipe came off a box of pasta, Ronzoni, I think, but it's been so long that I really don't remember. I clipped it from the box and just tossed it in my mess of recipes a long time ago. Since it was on every box I didn't really have to worry about keeping it. Then it wasn't there any more. I spent days going through my recipe clippings swearing I'd be better in the future about organizing (I haven't been). Here it is for even safer keeping.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, if it isn't already, brown your ground beef and drain off excess fat.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce, 1 cup of water, onion, and uncooked macaroni to the beef in the skillet.
  3. Bring to a bowl, then cover and simmer for about 10 minutes OR until the macaroni is done to your liking.
  4. Take off heat and mix in shredded cheese. Stir to melt.
  5. Notes: I don't buy jarred spaghetti sauce most of the time. This recipe is quite adaptable. I often just dump in a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes, spices (basil & oregano to taste) instead of the jarred sauce.
  6. Also feel free to saute the onions with the beef if you like a more cooked onion.

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