Finnish Macaroni Casserole (Makaronilaatikko)

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Finnish Macaroni Casserole (Makaronilaatikko)
Elsa Saatela

This hearty macaroni casserole is easy to make and very family-friendly. Prepare it the night before and reheat in the oven for a quick, weeknight meal.

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Ready in
1 h
6
Servings
564
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups cooked macaroni
  • 3/4 Cups grated Cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 Pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 Cups milk
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of pepper

Directions

Heat oil in skillet and brown the ground beef with the chopped onion. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease or spray oil in an ovenproof casserole dish. Add the cooked macaroni and meat/onion mixture. Whisk together milk and eggs; add about half of the cheese. Pour the mixture over the macaroni and meat in the casserole. Top with the remaining cheese and bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the cheese is golden brown and the casserole is heated throughout.

Macaroni Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Macaroni Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
50%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
14g
68%
Cholesterol
183mg
61%
Protein
33g
66%
Carbs
32g
11%
Vitamin A
114µg
13%
Vitamin B12
3µg
52%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
25.7%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.6mg
3.1%
Vitamin K
3µg
4%
Calcium
232mg
23%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
36µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
167µg
42%
Folic acid
77µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
54mg
14%
Monounsaturated
13g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
7mg
37%
Phosphorus
429mg
61%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
563mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
36.1%
Sodium
283mg
12%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
28%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
42%

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