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mom's golden macaroni

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Susan Bickta
Kutztown, PA

I first had this at my in-laws house when my husband and I first started dating. I loved it the first time I tasted it, probably because the sauce is actually condensed tomato soup which was always a favorite. It's quite easy to make and is done in no time. BUT, to this day, I don't know why my mother-in-law called it GOLDEN Macaroni?? No doubt about it, though.... it's quite tasty! One thought - if you want more sauce, feel free to add a 2nd can of soup or perhaps a can of undrained petite diced tomatoes.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mom's golden macaroni

  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 c
    diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 c
    diced onion
  • 1 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 c
    elbow macaroni, cooked as directed on package
  • 1 can
    (10 3/4 ounce) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 - 3 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 to 3/4 c
    grated sharp cheese

How To Make mom's golden macaroni

  • 1
    Place a Dutch oven over medium/high heat. Add the olive oil and ground beef. Cook for 10-12 minutes, stirring often to break apart meat, until no longer pink.
  • 2
    Add the green pepper, onion and minced garlic. Cook another 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until onions start to soften.
  • 3
    Add the cooked macaroni, condensed soup and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well.
  • 4
    Cook another 3-4 minutes until heated through.
  • 5
    Sprinkle top with grated cheese, if desired.