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Healthy Homemade Beefaroni

Yields1 ServingPrep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 mins

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.

closeup photo of homemade beefaroni

 1 lb ground hamburger
 2 cups elbow noodles (uncooked)
 ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
 1 can tomato puree (28 oz - no salt added)
 1 ½ tbsp oregano flakes
 1 tbsp parsley flakes
 ¼ cup garlic (minced)
 ½ cup onions (minced)
 ½ 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