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Healthy Homemade Beefaroni


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Healthy Homemade Beefaroni

Craving Beefaroni? Make homemade beefaroni with fresh ingredients and a lot less salt. This one pot recipe is sure to please your family and beats the canned stuff any day of the week.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 1 lb ground hamburger
  • 2 cup elbow noodles (uncooked)
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can tomato puree (28 oz - no salt added)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oregano flakes
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • 1/4 cup garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup onions (minced)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnish

  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • sour cream


  • In large pot, heat olive oil. Stir in onions and garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add ground hamburger. Break apart and brown the meat.
  • Add 1 cup of water and tomatoes. Cook on high for 2 minutes while stirring. Reduce to medium heat.
  • Add Worcestershire sauce, oregano, and parsley. Stir until well mixed. Cook on low for 5 minutes.
  • Add dry macaroni noodles and 2 cups of water. Turn heat to high. Bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes occasionally stirring so the noodles don't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot in bowls.
    homemade beefaroni in a bowl with a spoon

Recipe Notes

  • •-Chef Boyardee Beefaroni is a childhood classic as well as a nutritional DUD. This Homemade Beefaroni is a quick easy alternative featuring fresh healthy ingredients.
    •-Reduced use of salt keeps sodium levels down making this recipe a Heart Healthy option.
    •-What is next? Vegan Beefaroni. Until then, try this Vegan Mexican Casserole recipe


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