Filipino-Style Baked Macaroni


  • 500g macaroni noodles, cooked according to package direction
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 500g ground beef
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 6 hotdogs, sliced
  • 1kg spaghetti sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 beef cube
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Cheesy White Sauce

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 1 large can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose cream
  • 1.5 cups grated cheese
  • 1/2 tsp salt



  1. Cook the Cheesy White Sauce: Heat butter in a pot until melted. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add the flour and cook for about 1 minute. Pour in the evaporated milk and all purpose cream.
  3. Add the grated cheese. Stir until the cheese melts.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp salt and mix well.
  5. Bring the mixture into a light simmer.
  6. Turn off heat, this will thicken more as it cools down.
  7. Cook the Beef Sauce: Heat oil in a pot. Sauté the garlic and onion until onion becomes translucent.
  8. Add the ground beef and cook until brown.
  9. Add the mushrooms and hotdogs. Mix well.
  10. Add the spaghetti sauce and water. Stir and bring to a simmer.
  11. Simmer in low heat for 15 minutes. Stirring every 3-5 minutes to prevent it from sticking in the pot.
  12. Add the beef cube, dried basil, dried oregano, and ground pepper.
  13. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings. Turn off heat.
  14. In a large bowl, combine the macaroni noodles and the beef sauce. Mix well and make sure all the pasta is coated with sauce.
  15. Transfer it in a baking pan and top with the Cheesy White Sauce.
  16. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes until bubbly.
  17. Serve and enjoy!