Cheeseburger casserole is a hearty pasta filled with beef in a cheesy burger inspired sauce.
This is an easy filling entrée that the whole family will love. It can be made ahead of time and reheats well.
Ingredients for Cheeseburger Casserole
BEEF: All good cheeseburgers start with ground beef! I prefer an 80/20 as the little bit of fat adds flavor to the meat.
SAUCE: This is an easy cheesy sauce that just needs to be stirred together (no boiling or roux required).
In addition to a great cheesy flavor, a bit of Worcestershire sauce and BBQ sauce bump up the beefy flavor.
- Going low carb or keto? Swap out the pasta for roasted cauliflower or cauliflower rice (and swap out the bbq sauce for a low carb version).
- If you have leftover hamburgers, chop them up and use them in place of ground beef.
- As for the seasoning, feel free to mix it up with some variety and add some red pepper flakes, or change the soup base and use cream of mushroom or French onion soup.
How to Make Cheeseburger Casserole
No need to fry up individual burgers because with this easy casserole, everyone’s dinner gets cooked at the same time!
- Boil pasta al dente & drain.
- Brown onion & ground beef, add seasoning (per recipe below).
- Combine sauce ingredients, pasta, and beef in a 9×13 pan.
- Top with cheese, sesame seeds, bacon, & BBQ sauce.
- Bake until bubbly.
Top the casserole with your fave burger toppings including pickles, onions, and tomatoes.
Cheeseburger casserole will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about 4 days. For best results, reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop and scoop it into a wrap for a grab-and-go lunch or pile on top of salad greens for an energizing lunch.
This casserole can be frozen, you can find more info on reheating and freezing casseroles here.
More Cheeseburger Inspired Favorites
- Cheeseburger Salad (Big Mac Salad)
- Cheeseburger Stuffed Meatballs
- Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs
- Cheeseburger Pizza
- Hamburger Casserole
- Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
- Cheeseburger Pot Pie
- Cheeseburger Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
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- 3 cups rotini pasta 8 ounces
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ onion diced
- ½ teaspoon seasoning salt
- 10 ¾ ounces condensed cheese soup
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded & divided
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup BBQ sauce + 2 tablespoons, divided
- 14 ounces petite diced tomatoes drained
- 1 teaspoon steak spice
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons bacon bits
- Heat oven to 425°F.
- Cook pasta al dente according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, brown onion in the ground beef until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in seasoned salt.
- In a large bowl combine pasta, beef mixture, soup, milk, 2 cups cheese, mustard, Worcestershire, ¼ cup BBQ sauce, diced tomatoes, & steak spice.
- Spread into a 9x13 casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese, sesame seeds, bacon bits, and drizzle with remaining BBQ sauce.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)