Hamburger Casserole is an honest to goodness quick and easy meal! Using quality ingredients like lean ground beef, pasta sauce, tomatoes and of course my favorite spices, you know the end result is going to be over the top tasty!

We serve this delicious meal with a fresh salad and 30 Minute Dinner Rolls for a complete meal my whole family loves!

Thank you to McCormick for partnering with me to create this amazing belly warming casserole to share with all of you!

Using a wooden spoon to spoon out Hamburger Casserole from a white baking dish

Hamburger Casserole

One of the best parts about creating recipes and sharing them with you is all of the cool things I get to learn and experience! I recently got to spend some time with the McCormick flavor experts and learned to be a flavor expert myself! The care and detail put into all of the spices they produce is amazing and made me excited to get in the kitchen and start creating! I’m super excited to share what I’ve learned!

I know how much you guys love my Easy Hamburger Soup, so it was only natural I would take those same amazing flavors and create a delicious hamburger casserole!

Hamburger Casserole in a pan before mixing together

How to Make Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger Casserole is really easy to make! This meal starts with ground beef (aka hamburger meat) cooked with onions, salt and pepper.

Next I stir in some veggies (I use frozen to make it easy but fresh work well too), tomatoes and McCormick Oregano, McCormick Basil Leaves and McCormick Garlic Powder for flavor! The sauce simmers for a few minutes while the pasta cooks to allow all of the spices and flavors to blend. Finally stir the meat sauce and pasta together top with cheese and bake!

You can count on McCormick for their commitment to pure ingredients and Oregano is no exception – it is an herb that is so versatile and I love the addition in this sauce! McCormick’s Oregano is bright green as a high quality oregano should be. In McCormick Oregano, it’s easy to see actual chopped oregano leaves with no green fillers, large stems or buds (which can be bitter) as I’ve noticed in other brands. You’ll find oregano in countless meals from Baked Spaghetti to lamb or beef!

It’s a typical spice that reminds me of pizza and I love how it pairs with any tomato-based dish from Oven Roasted Tomatoes to a fresh Fresh Tomato Salad and of course any type of tomato-based sauce like this Hamburger Casserole recipe!

McCormick Oregano Leaves, garlic powder and black pepper

Top Spice Tips

Spices are an easy (and affordable) way to add an abundance of flavor to any recipe for only pennies per dish! McCormick ensures they provide sustainably-sourced spices and have a commitment to quality. Spices last for years if stored properly and I love that I can open up my spice cabinet and be welcomed to a whole world of culinary flavors!

It is no wonder we are able to create meals from recipes that span across the globe, simply because we have the ability to access these delicious spices! Here are my fave tips for keeping your spices fresh:

  • No Heat or Light: Store in a dark space away from heat. Light, sunshine and heat can make your spices deteriorate quickly.
  • No Moisture: To make sure your spices don’t expire more quickly, use a spoon to add spices directly to your cooking pot or skillet to prevent moisture from steam.
  • Do Not Freeze: McCormick doesn’t recommend freezing your spices as it can cause condensation (although red pepper spices like paprika & chili powder can be stored in the fridge to maintain their fresh flavor longer).
  • Use Good Quality: McCormick Spices can last up to 2-3 years if stored properly and one bottle can season countless meals. Spending an extra dollar on a bottle, making sure you’re getting the best possible quality spices, means only pennies per dish. You’ll be amazed at the difference in flavor a quality spice will make!
  • Season Throughout: Layer spices throughout your dish for the best flavor, season and taste each step along the way!

Hamburger Casserole served on a white plate

How Long Do You Bake Hamburger Casserole?

This easy hamburger casserole bakes for about 20 minutes until hot and bubbly. The baking step allows some of the sauce to soak into the noodles ensuring every bit has lots of flavor!

If you make this dish ahead of time, I would suggest you take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before baking. You may need to add a few minutes onto the cook time if it’s chilled when it goes into the oven.

What to Serve With Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger Casserole has pretty much everything you need in a meal, lean beef, pasta and veggies. We sometimes serve it with a fresh salad and Easy Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits to sop up any yummy sauce left in the bowl.

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Hamburger Casserole served on a white plate
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Hamburger Casserole

An easy-to-make casserole loaded with beef, veggies, and loads of hamburger flavor!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 ounces egg noodles about 3 cups dry
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 14 ounces pasta sauce canned/jarred
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes, canned drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Oregano Leaves
  • ½ teaspoon McCormick Basil Leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
  • Brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat. Drain any fat. 
  • Add pasta sauce, diced tomatoes, frozen vegetables, oregano, basil, garlic powder and salt & pepper. Simmer 3-4 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
  • Combine noodles, meat sauce and 1 cup of cheese in a 2 ½ QT casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining cheese and bake 20-22 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.


Leftover casserole can be stored in an airtight container for up to 4-5 days. 
4.92 from 186 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 477 | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 745mg | Potassium: 763mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2300IU | Vitamin C: 15.3mg | Calcium: 334mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Casserole, Dinner, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American

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  1. can you frezee leftovers? so delicious I have left over marinara sauce and dice tomatoes Soooo good, love your recipes

    1. I have not tried freezing this recipe but it should work just fine! If you try it I would love to hear how it turns out Betty!

  2. I have never left a comment on a recipe before, but there has to be a first time for everything!
    I am not a beef eater, so I substituted Impossible burgers. I fried it up the same way the recipe calls for. I also did not have any pasta sauce so I used 2 cans of diced tomatoes, 1 small can tomato sauce, Italian seasoning, more garlic (fresh and powder), some onion powder (as well as the diced that the recipe calls for), I doubled the basil and oregano, and I also added 1 jalapeno and 1 serrano chili, and some red pepper flakes (because we like spicy food). I used a mix of cheese, with parmesan, about half and half. Oh, I also snuck in 1.5 cups frozen mixed veggies while my husband wasn’t looking. Ha!
    This turned out DELICIOUS!
    Thank you, Holly for the recipe.5 stars