Earlier I posted a recipe for Big Mac Hot Dish, but because I was concerned about my use of Tater Tots in the recipe I also a Big Mac Hot Dish with Noodles using elbow noodles instead of the tots. Initially I did not want to use noodles, it just seemed like a weird combination of flavors – pickles, cheese, tomatoes – to have with pasta. Still, I was concerned the tots might get soggy and I knew the pasta would come together better and probably look better on a plate.
Turns out, both are super tasty and super easy. Here is the recipe for Big Mac Hot Dish with Noodles.
Big Mac Hot Dish with Noodles
1 lb ground beef
1 medium yellow onion – chopped
Half a box elbow noodles cooked al dente and drained
1/2 cup diced tomatoes – drained
1/2 cup diced pickles – drained
10 oz Velveeta – cubed for easy melting
1/2 cup milk or half and half
1/4 cup Thousand Island dressing
Putting it all together:
Cook the elbow noodles according to the package so they are al dente.
After dicing the pickles press them between several layers of paper towel to remove as much liquid as possible.
While the pasta is cooking brown the ground beef with the chopped onion, cook thoroughly and drain. Turn the burner down to medium and add the tomatoes and pickles, mix well.
Slowly add the Velveeta and milk and stir while it melts. Add the Thousand Island dressing and mix well. If your mixture is too thick you can add more milk.
The pasta will absorb the liquid so you’ll want this to be a little less thick.
Fold in the pasta and place mixture in casserole dish and bake covered for 20 minutes at 350°F.
Serve and enjoy!
[…] with elbow noodles instead of the tots. I added more cheese to this variation so it was more of a Big Mac & Cheese Hot Dish instead. I’ll post that recipe […]