Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger CasseroleOh boy I don’t even know where to begin with this cheeseburger casserole. Okay one word.. yummilious! yeah I know it’s not a real word but that’s the only word I can think of that can possibility explain how amazing this cheeseburger casserole is.

If your a cheeseburger lover this casserole is for you. It’s like a big juicy cheeseburger right in a bowl.

Cheeseburger Casserole

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This casserole is fairly easy to make and can be cooked and reheated as needed. I have a whole casserole dish in the fridge and my daughter just loves it.

The base is made with a beef and tomato mixture, combined with a layer of pasta ( any kind will work fine) then topped with mild chedder cheese and diced pickles (YUM!).

Cheeseburger Casserole
I love making casseroles because they re always easier to store and serve the entire family. It’s basically the whole meal in a nice big casserole dish. Grab some in a bowl and your good to go!

Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger Casserole

Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Layla

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 6 oz uncooked rotelle pasta (any kind will work fine)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef 90% lean
  • 1 cup onions finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste or 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 28 oz diced tomatoes or 1 cup fresh diced tomatoes
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cups reduced fat grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill pickles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta according to the package directions for al dente (about 5-7 minutes) and drain well.

  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook until lightly golden and soft, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in the beef and cook until browned; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the tomato paste or marinara sauce and tomatoes and mustard. Allow to cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

  3. After the pasta and meat are cooked Toss the meat mixture with the pasta and spread it into the prepared dish. Top with the cheddar cheese and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cheesy is fully melted and the casserole is boiling in the edges. Remove from oven and Sprinkle the chopped pickles over the top and serve.

Cheeseburger Casseroleadapted from: skinny taste

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    Comments

    Lori

    If youโ€™re making this for a friend, and they wonโ€™t be eating it right after itโ€™s made, what is recommended for reheating? And would they keep it in the refrigerator or freezer side ?

    Anonymous

    you’re good to go.

    Amber

    Would this freeze well?

    Sarah Lankford

    Sounds good. The 2 cups of pasta (6 oz ) should that be 16 oz?

    Laila

    I really want to try this – it looks so good, although I have to ask. Do the onions really need cooking for 45 minutes? XD

      Layla

      Oh no! It’s not 45 minutes. You need to cook them for 4-5 minutes. I must have forgotten the dash. Will fix that now, thanks for pointing it out Laila! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jocelyn@Brucrewlife

    I love the cheesiness of this casserole!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I bet it tastes amazing!

    Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    Awww … this looks amazingly oozy and tasty. Love the idea of adding the pickles to make it taste even more cheeseburger-y. You are making me hungry!

    Ashley

    This is like a wayyyy better version of the hamburger helper my mom always made us eat as kids!! haha It looks delicious!

    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I am so hungry right now. This is FABULOUS!

    Joanne

    Comfort food to the max! Hamburger helper needs to step down now that this casserole is in town!

      Layla @ Brunch Time Baker

      haha yes sir! homemade from scratch is always better and more comforting especially when it comes to family style meals.

    cheri

    This looks amazing Layla, perfect comfort food.

    ela@GrayApron

    Hearty-mighty-delicious! This one will feed many.
    ela

    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes

    oh my god that CHEESE. I seriously just floated to heaven

      Layla

      You know how much I love cheese! ๐Ÿ˜€