clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
easy cheesy beefaroni on a white plate

Easy 30 Minute Beefaroni (Homemade Chef Boyardee Beefaroni)

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

5 from 1 review


Beefaroni is a classic dish that’s full of flavor and childhood memories. Loaded with a savory beef sauce and topped with a generous helping of cheddar cheese, kids love it (of course they do!) -- and you'll love it because it's super easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes!


  • 8 oz elbow macaroni

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 28 oz can of tomato sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

  • Fresh parsley, chopped (optional)


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions and then drain.
  2. While the macaroni boils, place the ground beef in a large skillet and cook over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper. Break up the beef as it cooks until no longer pink. Drain any excess grease.
  3. Add the onion and garlic to the pan, cooking until the onion is translucent.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the tomato sauce and Italian seasoning. Then stir in the heavy cream.
  5. Bring to a simmer then add the cooked macaroni and mix completely. Remove from heat.
  6. Top with cheese and broil for 1-2 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  8. Sprinkle parsley over the top and serve. 


  • Cheese grated from a block will melt better than packaged shredded cheese. If you prefer the packaged cheese, simply rinse it before adding it to the Beefaroni.
  • It’s important to reduce the heat to low when adding the sauce ingredients, otherwise the cream might curdle.
  • Watch very carefully when the Beefaroni is under the broiler. It won’t take long for the cheese to melt.
  • If you are not using a cast iron pan, place the Beefaroni in an oven-safe dish before broiling it. 
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
Recipe Card powered byTasty Recipes