hamburger casserole in baking dish

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole Recipe

Hamburger Casserole is a quick, simple, and easy meal to make for the family. Add a few simple ingredients and you have a great filling meal to enjoy. Serve with vegetables, a side of salad, or garlic bread.

This recipe is:

  • Easy to make
  • Quick to prepare
  • Uses simple ingredients

Shopping List

The following ingredients will be needed to make this hamburger casserole recipe. You will need ground beef, macaroni pasta noodles, pasta sauce, water, corn, mushrooms, salt, pepper, minced garlic, and cheddar cheese.

Ground Beef– I used lean ground beef for this recipe.

Macaroni-  Elbow macaroni was used in this recipe.

Pasta Sauce- I used the one that has tomato, onion, and garlic in it.

Corn-  One can of golden sweet kernel corn was used.

Mushrooms- You will need two cans of mushrooms. The ones with the pieces and stems.

Minced Garlic- Adds a touch of garlic flavor.

Cheddar Cheese- Gives the casserole a great cheesy texture.

Salt & Pepper- Season to your desired taste.

How Long Does It Take To Make

It takes about 30 minutes to make this recipe.

Storing Instructions

Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator for 2-4 days.

Freezer: This casserole can be frozen for up to 2-4 months. Assemble the casserole and place it in a freezer-safe baking dish. Wrap the casserole with plastic wrap and then wrap again with tin foil. Thaw before adding the cheese when you are ready to bake.

hamburger casserole with spoon

How To Make Hamburger Casserole

  • Gather all the ingredients you need.
  •  Bring a pot to boil with salt. Add macaroni noodles. Follow directions on the package for cooking times.
  •  Open the mushrooms and corn. Set aside to use later.

Preheat Oven To 400.

  • In a large frying pan or pot. Add ground beef and break up the meat with a spatula. Cook the ground beef until browned.
  •  Drain fat from the ground beef and then return to the stove.
  •  Now add mushrooms, corn, and minced garlic. Mix everything together.
  •  Add pasta sauce and water. Mix all the ingredients. Cover with a lid and simmer for 3 minutes. Taste the sauce now and add additional salt and pepper according to your taste. Here you can also add additional seasonings like Italian seasoning or garlic powder.
hamburger casserole in pot
  • Remove from the heat and add 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and stir around.
  •  Grease a baking dish and pour your ingredients into it. Top with the rest of the cheese and bake covered for 10 minutes at 400. After that time, uncover the casserole and switch to broil for 2 minutes.
  •  Fill a plate with this hamburger casserole. Add additional salt if needed or hot sauce. Enjoy with a delicious side like garlic bread or salad.

If you are looking for salad recipes check out this article. 14 Easy And Healthy Dinner Salad Recipes.

Tips

  • Don’t overcook the macaroni.
  • Add additional salt or pepper depending on your taste.
  • Watch the broiling time so you don’t burn the top of your casserole.
  • Break up the ground beef with a spatula.
hamburger casserole in a plate

Can I Use Other Ingredients

I get this question a lot and here are some of my suggestions for substitutions.

Pasta: I used macaroni but you can use another small pasta noodle.

Ground Beef: Some have used turkey in this recipe.

Vegetables: Add veggies like peas or green beans.

Cheese: Mozzarella and pepper jack also works well for this recipe.

Spicy: Add red pepper flakes or hot sauce to spice up this casserole.

Other Recipes

Oven Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks– these chicken drumsticks are easy to make and topped with a delicious garlic honey BBQ sauce.

Easy Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe– this homemade alfredo sauce tastes great poured over pasta noddle’s.

Spaghetti With Creamy Spinach Sauce– if you are looking for a healthy pasta recipe for the family you have to try this spaghetti recipe. It is topped with a tasty creamy spinach sauce.

Easy Sauteed Broccoli Recipe– here is a quick and easy healthy side dish you can make to go with the cheesy hamburger casserole.

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger Casserole is a quick, simple, and easy meal to make for the family. Add a few simple ingredients and you have a great filling meal to enjoy. Serve with vegetables, a side of salad, or garlic bread.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hamburger Casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 446kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1b. Ground Beef
  • 12 Oz. Package Macaroni Noodles
  • 24 Oz. Pasta Sauce (Tomato, Onion, and Garlic)
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 15.25 Oz. Can of Golden Sweet Corn
  • 2- 6.5 Oz. Cans of Mushrooms (Pieces and Stems)
  • 2 Teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients you need.
  •  Bring a pot to boil with salt. Add macaroni noodles. Follow directions on the package for cooking times.
  • Open the mushrooms and corn. Set aside to use later.
  • Preheat Oven to 400.
  • In a large frying pan or pot. Add ground beef and break up the meat with a spatula. Cook the ground beef until browned.
  • Drain fat from the ground beef and then return to the stove.
  • Now add mushrooms, corn, and minced garlic. Mix everything together.
  • Add pasta sauce and water. Mix all the ingredients. Cover with a lid and simmer for 3 minutes. Taste the sauce now and add additional salt and pepper according to your taste. Here you can also add additional seasonings like Italian seasoning or garlic powder.
  • Remove from the heat and add 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and stir around.
  • Grease a baking dish and pour your ingredients into it. Top with the rest of the cheese and bake covered for 10 minutes at 400. After that time, uncover the casserole and switch to broil for 2 minutes.
  • Fill a plate with this hamburger casserole. Add additional salt if needed or hot sauce. Enjoy with a delicious side dish like garlic bread or salad.

Notes

Storing Instructions

Refrigerator: Store in the refrigerator for 2-4 days.
Freezer: This casserole can be frozen for up to 2-4 months. Assemble the casserole and place it in a freezer-safe baking dish. Wrap the casserole with plastic wrap and then wrap again with tin foil. Thaw before adding the cheese when you are ready to bake.