I’m stuffing these shells with something different and something my kids LOVED! This recipe for Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells is a must try!
Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells
Stuffed shells has become a favorite of my families and I love thinking of new things to stuff inside. As you can guess this one was a winner with the kids! It was in one of their four food groups, cheeseburgers, mac and cheese, hot dogs, or chicken nuggets. My kids actually are not that picky they usually will eat what I make for dinner but those four are their favorites and will never be turned down! These Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells are simple to make and hopefully something your entire family will love. When you are done with this recipe check out my other stuffed shell recipes!
- Italian Stuffed Shells
- Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells
- Taco Stuffed Shells
- Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells
Recipe Update 10/26/18:
I updated this recipe just a little from the original. I have so many readers who love it but suggested it needed a little more sauce so the shells did not end up dry. I left just about everything on the side the same but added some sauce to the boatman of the casserole dish and added more cheese on top. I think these simple changes really helped make this recipe even better.
If you want to make the old version just don’t add the tomato sauce, water, or Worcestershire sauce to the bottom of the casserole dish and use 1/2 cup less of cheese.
How to make Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells:
Step one: You want to start by cooking your jumbo shells according to package direction. Once they are done you can drain them and then preheat your oven so it’s ready when it’s time to bake.
Step two: Next up cook your ground beef in a large skillet. When it is almost cooked but not fully you want to add in onions and garlic and cook together until beef is cooked through and onions are translucent. Once that is cooked then drain the fat.
Step three: Add petite diced tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and mustard to your skillet with your ground beef,
Step four: Mix it all up together well then add in 1 cup of your shredded cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. I added about 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of pepper. Add as much or as little as you like.
Step five: Last just whisk tomato sauce, water, and Worcestershire sauce. Add this to the bottom of your casserole dish. This is the step that I added in. If you liked the old recipe as it then go ahead and skip this step. I suggest trying it though. I think adding the sauce makes a big difference in cooking and you get nice moist shells instead of dry hard shells.
Step six: Now it’s time to stuff! Spoon hamburger mixture into shells and place them into your casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese add more cheese on top as desired.
Step seven: Time to bake! I baked mine long enough for the sauce at the bottom to get bubbly and the cheese to melt. No reason to overcook since your beef and noodles have already been cooked.
Here are a few more of my favorite cheeseburger recipes!
Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadillas: I think quesadillas make the perfect quick lunch or even easy dinner. My entire family loves them and I love trying them in fun new ways.
Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup: Cheeseburger soup is a must for the fall and winter months. Something about making it in the slow cooker makes me feel all warm and cozy inside.
Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese: Mac and cheese is one of my kid’s favorite foods! I dressed it up and know it’s one of my favorite foods also!
- 10 oz jumbo shells
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup onion (diced)
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 15 oz petite diced tomatoes (drained)
- 1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
- 8 oz tomato sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
Cooked large shells according to package direction. Drain and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook and crumble ground beef in a large skillet. Add in onions and garlic and cook together until beef is cooked through and onions are translucent. Drain fat.
To your beef add petite diced tomatoes, worcestershire sauce, ketchup, and mustard. Mix well then add in 1 cup of your shredded cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Whisk tomato sauce, water, and worcestershire sauce. Add this to the bottom of your casserole dish.
Spoon hamburger mixture into shells and place them into your casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese add more cheese on top as desired. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!