This is a casserole that I used to make a lot when my kids were little because it was a dish that everyone liked and would eat. I don’t make it a lot anymore but my friend Lori requested it when I offered to make them dinner tonight. She has little and big kids at home still so it’s something they all can agree on too! Can’t remember where I got this recipe from, I’ve had it for a long time. The original recipe didn’t call for green beans but I started adding them in somewhere along the way in order to sneak more veggies in on the kids.
1 pound hamburger
1 onion, chopped
1 (15 1/2 oz) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (8 oz) package elbow macaroni, cooked and cooled
1 can green beans, drained
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Heat oven to 350. Cook hamburger and onion until beef is cooked through. Combine all ingredients, using 1 cup of cheese. Pour in 11 x 7″ pan. Bake, covered, 20 minutes or until heated through and bubbling. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 5 additional minutes or until cheese is melted.