Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Cheesy Hamburger Rice Casserole is a comforting and effortless dish that brings together ground beef, rice, vegetables, and melted cheese. This one-pot meal is ideal for quick weeknight dinners or when you want a satisfying yet straightforward meal. You can personalize the casserole by adding your favorite vegetables or spices, making it a versatile dish that the entire family will love. Overall, this flavorful casserole is a convenient and hearty way to enjoy the classic flavors of a cheeseburger.

Here’s a recipe for Cheesy Hamburger Casserole that serves 6 people.

Preparation time: 40 minutes (including 20-25 minutes of baking time)

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Once browned, drain any excess fat.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper to the skillet with the ground beef. Stir everything together and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. While the beef mixture is simmering, cook the elbow macaroni according to the package directions until it’s al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  5. Add the cooked macaroni to the skillet with the beef mixture and stir everything together.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese on top of the beef and pasta mixture.
  8. Bake the casserole for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. Let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving.

Nutrition facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 463
  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 95mg
  • Sodium: 780mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 35g

Enjoy your delicious Cheesy Hamburger Rice Casserole!