Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

This Cheeseburger Casserole is a hearty, comforting dish that combines all the flavors of a cheeseburger into a delicious, easy-to-make casserole. It’s perfect for a family dinner and sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked pasta (e.g., elbow macaroni or rotini)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced pickles (optional)
  • Ketchup and mustard, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  1. Cook the Pasta:
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  1. Cook the Beef:
  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned, breaking it up with a spoon as it cooks. Drain any excess fat.
  1. Add Aromatics:
  • Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.
  1. Add Tomatoes and Sauce:
  • Stir in the diced tomatoes (with their juice), tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and pepper. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes.
  1. Combine with Pasta:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked pasta and beef mixture. Stir until the pasta is evenly coated with the sauce.
  1. Prepare the Casserole:
  • Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish. Spread it out evenly.
  1. Add Cheese:
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses evenly over the top of the casserole.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  1. Serve:
    • Remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool slightly. If desired, sprinkle with diced pickles and drizzle with ketchup and mustard before serving.

Enjoy!

This Cheeseburger Casserole is best served warm and pairs well with a simple green salad or steamed vegetables. Enjoy your delicious, comforting meal!

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