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Cheeseburger Casserole

All the flavors you love about a cheeseburger in an easy, family-favorite casserole! Cheeseburger casserole is a quick, 30-minute meal that is kid-approved and so cheesy.

All the flavors you love about a cheeseburger in an easy, family-favorite casserole! Cheeseburger casserole is a quick, 30-minute meal that is kid-approved and so cheesy.

ย When I ask my kids what they want for dinner you bet that my 6 year old boy will say “cheeseburgers” or “baked potatoes.” Those are his favorite foods! I’ve made this cheeseburger casserole a few times and we love it. I was hesitant about it at first because it was not creamy. You know how you expect the word “casserole” to mean a creamy dish? Well, this wasn’t so I’ll be honest and say that it threw me off a bit.

Creamy or not this cheeseburger casserole is so yummy and something that the will please the entire family. The recipe calls for Dijon mustard and I almost didn’t add it the first time because Dijon mustard can be spicy. But, I promise it adds a delicious flavor to the dish and it does not taste “mustardy” at all.

All the flavors you love about a cheeseburger in an easy, family-favorite casserole! Cheeseburger casserole is a quick, 30-minute meal that is kid-approved and so cheesy.

ย My favorite part are the spiral pasta noodles. It acts as the carbs that you would normally find in the hamburger bun. I usually add more like 2 1/2 cups because we all love the pasta in this dish. I would not do more than about 2 1/2 cups pasta, otherwise I think the dish will be too dry and too much pasta to meat ratio.

All the flavors you love about a cheeseburger in an easy, family-favorite casserole! Cheeseburger casserole is a quick, 30-minute meal that is kid-approved and so cheesy.

ย If you’re looking for a family favorite that will make everyone happy at dinner, then you should definitely try this! Oh, and don’t leave out the pickles on top. My daughter, who claims to hate pickles, tried this and immediately declared “MOM, I actually love pickles!” ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheeseburger Casserole

All the flavors you love about a cheeseburger in an easy, family-favorite casserole! Cheeseburger casserole is a quick, 30-minute meal that is kid-approved and so cheesy.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked rotini pasta
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup chopped)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped dill pickles & chopped tomatoes, for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9x13 baking dish by spraying with cooking spray.
  • Cook pasta, to al dente, according to package instructions.
  • Cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat in a skillet pan. Once ground beef is not pink and onions are tender, drain ground beef mixture.
  • Add salt, pepper, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and Dijon mustard to meat mixture. Stir together and let come to a boil and let thicken and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Once pasta is done, drain pasta well and set aside.
  • Add the pasta to the meat mixture and stir together.
  • Pour half of it into the baking dish. Sprinkle half of the cheese. Layer the other half of the meat mixture and then the other half of the cheese sprinkled on top.
  • Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped dill pickles and chopped tomato.
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All the flavors you love about a cheeseburger in an easy, family-favorite casserole! Cheeseburger casserole is a quick, 30-minute meal that is kid-approved and so cheesy.

recipe adapted from www.skinnytaste.com —-> one of the best food blogs out there. She has calorie counts for everything and all her food is so yummy and you can’t even tell it’s lower on calories ๐Ÿ™‚

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6 Comments

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    Janie Zirbser
    November 3, 2017 at 9:55 am What a nice little recipe. The kids and Grown ups will love this one. Its so easy that it practically makes itself. I used No yolks broad noodles and cut back on the cheese. The mustard and chopped Pickles a Must !
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      Together As Family
      November 4, 2017 at 10:51 pm Yes, I agree, the pickles are top are yummy! I love the substitution of the yolk noodles. I'll have to try that next time I make this.
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    Julie
    January 25, 2018 at 6:47 pm How long would you bake this if you had frozen it prior to the baking stage? Thanks!
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      Together As Family
      January 29, 2018 at 5:05 pm I would probably let it thaw first in the fridge and then it may need an additional 5 to 10 minutes of bake time if the casserole is still cold. But I'm not certain on all of that as I've never done it before.
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    Sarah
    April 19, 2018 at 2:23 am One of our favs. We added a little big Mac sauce on top and my goodness. Amazing.
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      Together As Family
      April 21, 2018 at 1:38 pm Big Mac sauce?!? Yum.... I need to try that next time I make this. So glad it was a hit.

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