Casseroles should be listed as a love language. I mean who can't love this classic comfort food that you probably ate as a kid.
My mom loved making casseroles and I haven't given up the tradition. This Cheeseburger Casserole is a classic and a dinner recipe that my entire family loved.
When the kids eat it, you know you're doing something right.
How to make Cheeseburger Casserole:
Start by cooking your noodles according to the box directions. Make sure they are al dente, as the noodles will cook more in the casserole as well. While the noodles are cooking, cook and prepare your ground beef.
Add the other casserole ingredients to the meat and get them all mixed well. Mix the noodles and meat in the casserole dish and add your cheese. Bake to perfection and enjoy!
- Rotini Noodles: You can use other pasta you have on hand, penne or elbow would work.
- Ground Beef: I used a leaner ground beef 80/20 but you can also use ground turkey for this recipe.
- Minced Garlic
- Salt and Pepper
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Yellow Mustard
- Cheese: I use shredded cheddar cheese
- Diced Tomatoes
Step One - Start by boiling your noodles. Meanwhile in a large skillet brown ground beef. Add garlic, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onion, ketchup, and mustard to the beef.
Step Two - Drain noodles and place them in a casserole dish. Mix in diced tomatoes, ground beef, and 1 ½ cups shredded cheese.
Step Three - Place the other ½ cup of cheese on top of the casserole.
Step Four - Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 10-15 minutes or until your cheese is fully melted.
How to store Cheeseburger Casserole:
One thing good about this meal is you should have a lot of leftovers. We love eating this for lunch over the next couple of days.
The best way to store this meal is in an airtight container. Store sealed in the refrigerator for up to 7 days once cooked.
Can you freeze this casserole?
This casserole is great frozen as well. I make it often for friends that just had a baby or are homesick.
You can freeze this casserole in an airtight-covered freezer container for up to three months.
Try some of my other great casseroles:
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole - This Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole is loaded with creamy Alfredo sauce, ranch seasoning, chicken, bacon, and baked with cheese. The perfect comfort food and a dinner that won over my entire family! The flavors will be a family favorite for years to come!
Chicken and Rice Casserole - This simple Chicken and Rice Casserole only take a few ingredients and it bakes in 15 minutes or less. It's creamy and cheesy and a recipe that you are going to love. This is a great recipe to make and serve a large group of people or the next potluck you got to!
Beef Enchilada Casserole - This easy Beef Enchilada Casserole is loaded with flavor and so simple to make. Prep takes 20 minutes or less and then you just have to bake.
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- 10 oz rotini noodles
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup onion
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 28 oz diced tomatoes
- Start by boiling your noodles. Meanwhile in a large skillet brown ground beef. Add garlic, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onion, ketchup, and mustard to beef.
- Drain noodles and place in a casserole dish. Mix in diced tomatoes, ground beef, and 1 ½ cups shredded cheese.
- Place the other ½ cup of cheese on top on the casserole.
- Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 10-15 minutes or until your cheese is fully melted.
What size casserole dish do you use? Can u make this a day ahead?
I typically use a 13x9 dish, and yes this can be made a day ahead!
Hi Jennie! I made this recipe for supper and it was delicious! I made it as written except I did put extra grated cheese on top. My one daughter says there's no such thing as too much cheese and I totally agree! I browned the ground beef in my 5-quart Dutch Oven, added the seasonings then stirred in the diced tomatoes and cooked rotini then put the Dutch oven directly into the oven to heat. Also, I used extra lean ground beef and didn't even have to drain it! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe... I will be making it often! 👍
So happy to hear that!
This sounds delicious and I definitely want to make it. The recipe calls for 10 ounces of rotini but in a comments inquiry you said you used a 1 pound box. Which amount is correct? Looking forward to hearing back from you!
Hi Cindy sorry for any confusion. For this recipe you will just beed 10 oz.
Can you use a can of crushed tomatoes instead of you don’t have diced on hand?
Yea, that would totally be ok!
Made this and it was a super hit!
Changes = I added sliced pickles. Used ground turkey instead of beef.
Is this freezer friendly? Seems like it should be just checking if anyone has done it?
Hi Amanda! Yes, this recipe can go into the freezer. Just prepare it in a freezer-safe dish. Allow it to cool and then cover and place it in the freezer. Hope you enjoy it!
We have a family of 6. How many does this serve. Trying to figure out if I need to increase ingredients to make enough for my family. Thank you so much!!!!
This feed our family of 4 with left overs (two adults and two kids). You should be able to get 6-8 1 cup servings. I served mine with veggies and a salad. I think it should work but just depends on how much everyone will want. Hope that helps Kelly and I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Do you drain the hamburger grease before adding other stuff?
Yes I do!
Just made this and it's delicious!!!!! Thanks for the recipe. 🙂
So glad you enjoyed it!!
Can you make this in a crockpot?
I'm making it right now, but am wondering how much Rotini?!?!
Hi Lesli! So sorry that was not in the recipe, I used a 1 lb box for this recipe but you can adjust to fit the size crowd you are feeding. I hope you enjoy!
Hi this looks delicious, I do have a question, do the onions go in with the garlic, salt, pepper, etc... and also do you drain the diced tomatoes? Thanks so much can't wait to try this 🙂
Hi Joann! Yes I buy my garlic already minced and I add it in with the rest! Also I did not drain the tomatoes! Hope that helps and it taste great for you!!
This looks amazing! My kind of dinner!
~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
Visiting from the link up. This looks really good! Looking forward to reading more about your adorable little boys!
Thank you for sharing this great dish! Happy Valentine's to you all!
Heather Leigh @ Like a Morning cup of coffee
mmmm! This looks delish!