Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Last Updated on September 21, 2023
A childhood favorite, this cheeseburger casserole is reminiscent of Hamburger Helper. Cheesy and hearty, it is a perfect weeknight meal with a touch of nostalgia.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
20
ingredients
12
steps
45
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
1 lb
ground beef
1
medium onion, finely diced
1
red bell pepper, finely diced
1 tbsp
minced garlic
2 tbsp
tomato paste
3 tbsp
ketchup
1/2 tbsp
Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1/2 tsp
smoked paprika
1/2 tsp
red pepper flakes
4 cup(s)
low sodium beef broth or stock
1 lb
cavatappi or macaroni
1/2 cup(s)
sour cream, room temperature
1/4 cup(s)
half-and-half, room temperature
1 cup(s)
shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 cup(s)
shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup(s)
shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
salt and pepper, to taste
finely chopped parsley, for garnish
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Directions 12 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Measure and prep all ingredients.
Step 2

In a large cast iron skillet or an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat, add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Sauté until browned, about 5 minutes.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: In a large cast iron skillet or an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat, add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper.
Step 3

Lower the heat to medium and add the chopped onion and red bell pepper. Sauté until softened, about 3 minutes.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Lower the heat to medium and add the chopped onion and red bell pepper.
Step 4

Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Step 5

Add the tomato paste and cook until the color slightly darkens, about 1 minute.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Add the tomato paste and cook until the color slightly darkens, about 1 minute.
Step 6

Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes. Stir until well combined.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes.
Step 7

Add the low sodium beef broth (or stock). Scrape down the bottom of the pot. 

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Add the low sodium beef broth (or stock).
Step 8

Stir in the dry pasta. Cover and cook until the pasta is tender, stirring halfway through, about 10 minutes.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Stir in the dry pasta.
Step 9

Stir in the sour cream and half-and-half. 

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Stir in the sour cream and half-and-half.
Step 10

Stir in half of the mozzarella, extra sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Mix until well combined.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Stir in half of the mozzarella, extra sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.
Step 11

Top the casserole with the remaining mozzarella, extra sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese. Bake until the cheese is melted and the sides are bubbling, about 10 minutes.

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Top the casserole with the remaining mozzarella, extra sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese.
Step 12

Top with finely chopped parsley and serve. Enjoy!

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe: Top with finely chopped parsley and serve.
Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
668
FAT
34.8 g
PROTEIN
36 g
CARBS
52.3 g
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Ten A.

Ten

15 May 2023

This Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe is a home run. It would definitely bring back childhood. Perfect to share with family and friends.

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