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cheeseburger casserole

Cheeseburger Casserole

This Cheeseburger Casserole is a great family-friendly meal that will fill tummies and make your kitchen smell great.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheeseburger Casserole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 520kcal
Author Melissa Whittaker


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef 93/7
  • 1 1/2 cups onion diced
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese or more
  • 3/4 cup half and half or heavy cream
  • chopped fresh parsley or chives for garnish optional


  • In a large skillet with deep sides, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown onions and ground beef, breaking apart as it cooks.
    cooked round beef in pan
  • After onions are tender and ground beef is completely cooked, add in macaroni, beef broth, tomato sauce and milk.
    raw macaroni and tomato sauce in pan
  • Add in spices, Worcestershire sauce and plenty of salt and pepper. Stir well and cover. Bring to boil and then reduce heat to simmer, stirring every 5 minutes or so to help prevent sticking and scorching.
    beef and sauce in pan
  • After 12 minutes*, your noodles should be completely cooked through and sauce mostly absorbed.
  • Stir in half & half and grated cheddar cheese. Taste and adjust seasonings.
    cheeseburger casserole with cheese
  • Top with parsley (optional) and serve hot.


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 838mg | Potassium: 843mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 363IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 4mg