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A serving of homemade Beefaroni in a bowl.

Homemade Beefaroni

This homemade beefaroni recipe is a fresher, healthier version of the classic canned variety. Kids and adults alike will love this for lunch or dinner!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 2 14.5 oz. Cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 pound Cooked pasta (any shape works, but if you can find small ziti noodles, those will be closest in looks to the original canned Beefaroni)


  • Brown ground beef in a sauce pan and drain.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients, except the pasta. Simmer for about 10 minutes, to let the flavors combine.
  • Stir in the pasta until coated. Enjoy!


  • You can freeze this with or without the noodles, depending on your preference. See notes above.
  • Use any shape of noodles that you'd like. I use elbow macaroni most frequently, but I really like to use small ziti whenever I can find it because it most closely resembles to original.
Keyword beefaroni