This casserole is a childhood favorite of mine. My mom always made dinner special, and without a doubt, this casserole makes me smile and my heart happy each and every time.
Burger Mac Bake (My favorite childhood dinner!)
1 lb. lean ground beef or ground turkey
1 small onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup broth
1/2 cup heavy cream or milk
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. parsley
1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 lb. macaroni, cooked and drained
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large skillet, brown meat, onion and pepper. Stir in tomatoes with juices, sour cream, broth, seasonings and cooked pasta. Combine with macaroni noodles and pour into a buttered 9×13 casserole dish. Top with cheese and bake 30 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted.