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I made this “three generations favorite” hotdish last night for dinner!  When I posted to Facebook that I was making it for dinner I had a couple of people interested in the recipe so I thought I would share it here.  I promise you that if you like pasta, cheese and toasted bread you will not be disappointed in this dish.  In fact I’ll go as far to say that I bet it will be one of your families favorite dishes too!


1 lb ground beef

1.5 tsp. garlic powder

1.5 cups cooked elbow macaroni

1-2 cans cream of onion soup

1/2 lb grated colby cheese

5 slices of white bread

1/4 cup  butter

In a large pot start your water for your macaroni.  While waiting for noodles to cook to el dente, in a medium saucepan combine ground beef and garlic powder and brown til cooked through.  Strain both your el dente pasta and browned beef.

Preheat oven to 350*.

In a large mixing bowl combine pasta, browned beef and 1-2 cans of cream of onion soup (I prefer two cans for a creamier consistency) and mix together thoroughly.  Pour mixture into an oven safe 10×10 pan that has an oven safe lid.  Cover pasta/beef layer with grated cheese and set aside.

In microwave safe bowl completely melt your butter.  In a medium-sized mixing bowl tear your 5 slices of bread into crouton size pieces and pour melted butter over bread pieces.  Stir lightly making sure each piece is coated with butter then disperse over cheese layer.  Cover and bake in 350* over for 30 minutes.  At the end of 30 minutes, uncover and bake an additional 10-15 minutes or until bread is toasted and golden brown.  Remove from oven and serve!

Note:  I sometimes double the pasta/beef/soup mixture and freeze half to make at a later date so that all I have to do is thaw this and add my cheese and bread later.  Big time saver!

I hope you enjoy it!


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