Cheeseburger Casserole is a delightful fusion of the classic cheeseburger and the homely comfort of a baked casserole. This dish is perfect for those seeking the flavors of a cheeseburger in a hearty, family-friendly format. It’s an ideal meal for busy weeknights, potlucks, or whenever you crave the comforting taste of a cheeseburger in a more convenient form.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 2 tablespoons mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups cooked macaroni or similar pasta
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup dill pickle slices, chopped
- Optional toppings: chopped tomatoes, extra cheese, diced green onions
- Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Brown the Beef: In a skillet, cook the ground beef with onions and garlic over medium heat until the beef is browned and the onions are soft. Drain excess grease.
- Add Flavors: Stir in ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper into the beef mixture.
- Combine with Pasta: In a large bowl, mix the cooked pasta with the beef mixture.
- Assemble the Casserole: Layer half of the pasta and beef mixture in a baking dish. Sprinkle half of the cheddar and mozzarella cheese over it, followed by half of the chopped pickles. Repeat the layers.
- Bake: Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Add Toppings: Garnish with optional toppings like chopped tomatoes and green onions before serving.
Serving Suggestions: Serve this casserole hot, ideally with a side salad or steamed vegetables to balance out the meal.
- For a lighter version, use ground turkey or chicken instead of beef.
- You can add other burger toppings like bacon bits or sautéed mushrooms to the casserole for extra flavor.
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes
Nutritional Information: Cheeseburger Casserole is a high-protein dish but can also be high in calories and fat, depending on the ingredients used. Opting for lean meats and reduced-fat cheese can make it a healthier option.
CCheeseburger Casserole is a fun and tasty dish that combines all the beloved flavors of a cheeseburger in a convenient and cozy casserole form. It’s a surefire way to please a crowd and bring a comforting twist to your regular meal rotation.