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Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. If you have big eaters and you need something budget friendly, this is a great recipe everyone will enjoy.

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Skillet macaroni and beef recipe

Skillet dinner recipes are perfect for busy weeknights. They are so simple and always turn out amazing.

This skillet macaroni and beef recipe does not disappoint. It is loaded with pasta, beef and veggies with tons of flavor!

Everyone will really love this dish. Give it a try! If you like this recipe, then you are going to love this Crock Pot Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipe.

Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

Let’s get started!

Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

Ingredients for skillet macaroni and beef recipe:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • Onion Diced
  • ½ Green Bell Pepper Diced
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 2 cups Elbow Macaroni small ones
  • Tomato Sauce
  • 2 ½ cup Water
Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

How to make macaroni and beef in the skillet:

Brown the ground beef in a large skillet with the onions, bell peppers, garlic, salt and pepper.

Next, drain off any excess grease.

Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

Add in the Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, water and macaroni. Mix well.

Bring to a broil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the macaroni is the tenderness that you desire. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.

Serve warm and enjoy!

Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!
Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

Time saving tip:

To save time, we also like to keep diced onion and bell pepper in the freezer so it is easy to add to any recipe we like. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.

If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

Make sure you have a good skillet to make this delicious recipe.

We use a cast iron skillet and it’s perfect for this recipe. I have the Lodge cast iron skillet but you can see all the different brands here.

Cast iron is amazing! You can make so many different recipes and they are great for skillet recipes.

If you are not already cooking with one, you should! They are amazing and the food cooks so evenly.

Don’t be hesitant to use cast iron because it really is simple to use and maintain. It cooks the food so evenly and recipes turn out great.

Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

Macaroni and beef recipe is tasty and budget friendly.

You can really stretch your meat budget with the pasta. It is such a frugal meal!

Another idea is to try ground turkey instead of ground beef. Both are yummy!

Feel free to try other types of pasta. We have tried penne and bowtie and the dish was amazing.  Shop your pantry and just use what you have!

Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

I like to use what I can purchase on sale at the grocery store or already have in the freezer. Just use what you have. The great thing about this recipe is how versatile it is.

It is easy to modify for what you have on hand and this really helps your budget. By cooking like this, it really helps me to save money on groceries. It is a huge help to our budget.

I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else!

Everyone will enjoy this amazing recipe. Plus, it is so easy and a great weeknight meal.

Our family loved this easy meal. I bet you will love this recipe too!

Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!

Print this easy macaroni and beef skillet recipe below:

Beef and Macaroni Skillet Dinner

4.93 from 13 votes
Skillet macaroni and beef recipe has everything you need for a great dinner. Try this budget friendly meal that is ready in minutes!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 400

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet with the onions, bell peppers, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Drain off any excess grease.
  • Add in the Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, water and macaroni. Mix well.
  • Bring to a broil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes until the macaroni is the tenderness that you desire. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 400kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 21g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 904mg, Potassium 660mg, Fiber 4g, Sugar 6g, Vitamin A 711IU, Vitamin C 27mg, Calcium 52mg, Iron 3mg

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  1. Heather sandkuhler says:

    5 stars
    When making mac n cheese by scratch – I sometimes add chicken, mixed veggies and a can of cream of celery or chicken! The family loves it!

  2. Barbara Perkins says:

    4 stars
    Very easy for a busy week night!

  3. Barbara Perkins says:

    Have made this for years when kids were growing up. Only difference is I use penne pasta.
    It was known as Mama’s Goulash!

  4. Melissa P says:

    5 stars
    Family friendly & never any complaints

  5. Natasha Dillon says:

    5 stars
    So easy! My kids and husband loved this ? We loved how we could customize it with toppings… sour cream, cheese, salsa, etc. YUMMY!

  6. Tina Sherman says:

    Thank you so much for all you do. I had a really bad day and no energy left to prepare dinner. I came across this recipe and it saved the day for me. 15 minuted was about all I had left to give. Thank you again!!!

  7. Minnie(@thelady8home) says:

    Its looking awesome. Very mouthwatering!