Easy Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

Who doesn’t love cheeseburgers? It’s a classic American favorite that we all crave every once in a while. We all love thick burger patties topped with crispy veggies, creamy cheese, and flavorful dressings. We’re calling all pasta lovers who are also guilty of craving for a burger on a weeknight! This cheeseburger casserole is the perfect match for you! We’re turning your favorite burger sandwich into a pasta casserole in this quick and easy recipe! More than being a cheesy comfort food, this pasta dish can be a hearty lunch or dinner that the whole family will enjoy. In just 30 minutes, you can enjoy a delicious mix of tender ground beef and rotini pasta cooked in savory broth and topped with creamy cheddar cheese, all in one pot.

Don’t worry about having leftovers because you can definitely enjoy this casserole for days and even months! Easy one-pot recipes save us in our busy weeknights letting us serve delicious meals in so little time. For more one-pot recipes, try out our Indonesian Sweet Potato and Cabbage Soup and One-Pot Noodle and Beans.

This staple homecooked classic comfort food is truly one for the books. It’s so easy to make, can be made ahead, stored, and reheated! Check out our CAQ section down below to find out all about make-ahead and leftover preps for this dish. This one-pot cheeseburger casserole is certainly the best family meal you can make on busy days. Furthermore, you won’t be craving for a fast-food burger any time soon once you make this tasty casserole dish in your very own kitchen. So make this simple recipe and love the taste of your favorite cheeseburger and pasta, all rolled into one.

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How to Make Easy Cheese Burger Casserole Recipe

Get your burger fix in a bowl of this meaty and cheesy casserole dish. Enjoy soft rotini pasta and tender ground beef cooked in savory chicken broth and tomatoes and topped with a lot of cheddar cheese, all in just one pot.

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard 
  • 2 cups chicken broth  (low-sodium)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lb rotini pasta (uncooked)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • green onions (chopped for garnishing)
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot. Sauté diced yellow onions until softened.

  2. Add in ground beef then stir fry. Add in salt and pepper.

  3. Add the peeled tomatoes, tomato sauce, Dijon mustard, chicken broth, water, pasta, and shredded cheese, and mix well. Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat.

  4. Sprinkle more cheese on top then cover the pot and let it simmer for another 10 minutes, covered, or until pasta is al dente.

  5. Plate it with a side of shredded lettuce, tomatoes and pickles with a dash of green onions and serve!

How to Make Easy Cheese Burger Casserole Recipe

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Get your burger fix in a bowl of this meaty and cheesy casserole dish. Enjoy soft rotini pasta and tender ground beef cooked in savory chicken broth and tomatoes and topped with a lot of cheddar cheese, all in just one pot.

Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 20 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups yellow onion diced
  • 1 ½ lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes 28 oz
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8 oz
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard 
  • 2 cups chicken broth  low-sodium
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 lb rotini pasta uncooked
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • green onions chopped for garnishing

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot. Sauté diced yellow onions until softened.

  2. Add in ground beef then stir fry. Add in salt and pepper.

  3. Add the peeled tomatoes, tomato sauce, Dijon mustard, chicken broth, water, pasta, and shredded cheese, and mix well. Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat.

  4. Sprinkle more cheese on top then cover the pot and let it simmer for another 10 minutes, covered, or until pasta is al dente.

  5. Plate it with a side of shredded lettuce, tomatoes and pickles with a dash of green onions and serve!

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 284mg
  • Calories: 622kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 57g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Potassium: 932mg
  • Protein: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Sodium: 1572mg
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Vitamin A: 711IU
  • Vitamin C: 21mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I make my cheeseburger casserole ahead of time?

Absolutely! If you want to make your casserole in advance, follow the instructions until just before topping your casserole with more cheese. Let your casserole cool down first then top it with the cheese. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 2 days then bake it in a 350 degree F oven for 15 minutes covered, or until warmed through. Cook it for another 10 minutes uncovered, top it with herbs and it’s ready to serve.

How can I store and reheat my cheeseburger casserole?

Store it in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Reheat it in the microwave or in an oven at 350 degrees F. We suggest reheating them in individual portions until warmed through.

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Conclusion

We bet you can’t imagine getting your burger fix in a pasta dish. We’ll prove you wrong with this exceptional cheeseburger casserole that’s as meaty and cheesy as your favorite cheeseburger but even more flavorful!

In this cheeseburger casserole recipe, we’re letting our rotini pasta cook in a flavorful broth with our ground beef. The sensational flavors of our broth seeps into our pasta, with a lot of shredded cheese melting on top of this wonderful filling dish. It’s definitely the pasta dish you didn’t think you needed but you’ll end up making more!

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