Feeling homesick? Cheeseburger Casserole will remind you of a taste of home, a very comfortable dish with a single pot, simple, cheesy beefy, and tasty! Forever classic favorite food for your dinner!
This cheeseburger casserole recipe delivers the flavors you love, baked to perfection in a comforting casserole dish, so tasty. It combines seasoned ground beef and melty cheddar and mozzarella cheese, with macaroni noodles and a delicious creamy savory sauce. Honestly, this comfort food is also so easy to make. You don’t need any hamburger helper. It’s more than enough!
Are you a burger enthusiast searching for a new and exciting way to enjoy your favorite flavors? Look no further than this irresistible cheeseburger casserole recipe! The cheeseburger casserole is a fantastic way to satisfy your burger cravings while enjoying the convenience of a casserole dish. This delightful recipe combines the classic flavors of a cheeseburger into a comforting and easy-to-make dish
Previously, I made a cheeseburger Pie, they might look very similar with the same ingredients mostly. Turn out, even though they look like twins, the flavors were slightly different from each other. It is a personal opinion but here is my suggestion; if you love something crispy, crusty, and practical try this impossible cheeseburger pie recipe, but if you love creamy beef, a fulfilling dinner menu (or you’re in a starving mode) try today’s recipe a cheeseburger casserole.
So, the reason why it’s a hamburger helper is that it’s really fulfilling, such a hamburger taste besides the macaroni inside, but that what makes cheeseburger casserole is another level of delicious, it’s fabulous!
Cheeseburger Pie Vs Cheeseburger Casserole
So, here are more detailed of the difference between hamburger helper a.k.a cheeseburger casserole and cheeseburger pie;
Cheeseburger Casserole and Impossible Cheeseburger Pie are both delicious dishes that incorporate the flavors of a classic cheeseburger. While they share some similarities, there are a few key differences between them:
- Structure: The main difference lies in their structure and presentation. Cheeseburger Casserole is typically assembled in layers, with ground beef, cheese, and other ingredients layered together and baked until bubbly and golden. On the other hand, Impossible Cheeseburger Pie has a more pie-like consistency, as it is made with a batter that forms a crust-like base with the ingredients mixed in, and yes they are cut and divided such as pie- shape
- Ingredients: Although both dishes contain ground beef and cheese. Mostly, Cheeseburger Casserole often includes ground beef, pasta or rice, onions, ketchup, cheese, and sometimes diced tomatoes or other vegetables. Impossible Cheeseburger Pie typically consists of ground beef, onions, cheese, eggs, milk, and a combination of flour and baking powder to create the pie-like texture.
- Topping: Cheeseburger Casserole doesn’t usually have a distinct topping, as the cheese is usually melted on top of the casserole itself. In contrast, Impossible Cheeseburger Pie often has a topping made from a mixture of eggs, milk, and flour that creates a custard-like layer on top.
In summary, while both Cheeseburger Casserole and Impossible Cheeseburger Pie are inspired by cheeseburgers, the main differences lie in the ingredients used, the texture of the final dish, and the way they are presented. Both are still delicious options for your dinner as well as every time.
Now, Are you familiar now with cheeseburger casserole and cheeseburger pie? Yes? Then, Let’s get jump into the recipe for cheeseburger casserole and rock the food!
Ingredients of Cheeseburger Casserole
- Ground Beef; I use ground beef with 80% lean, the main protein component of the casserole. It provides a savory and meaty flavor.
- Macaroni; serves as a base ingredient. boil the macaroni in salted water until it is al dente.
- Onion and Garlic; Onion and garlic add a sweet and aromatic flavor to the dish, providing a savory element that complements the other ingredients
- Italian Seasoning; Italian seasoning is a blend of dried herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. It adds a savory and herbaceous taste to the dish
- Chilli Powder; Chili powder adds a mild heat and earthy flavor to the casserole. It enhances the overall flavor profile and adds depth to the dish.
- Worcestershire Sauce; Worcestershire sauce is a savory and tangy condiment that adds a rich umami flavor to the casserole.
- Tomato Paste; Tomato paste adds a concentrated tomato flavor to the dish, contributing to the overall savory taste.
- Tomato; Tomatoes provide freshness and acidity to the casserole. They add a bright and tangy flavor.
- Beef Broth; this will add moisture and enhances the overall savory taste of the casserole.
- Sour Cream; Sour cream adds creaminess and tanginess to the dish, providing a rich and smooth texture.
- Milk; use to thin out the sour cream and create a creamy and pourable mixture
- Mozzarella and Cheddar Cheese; Mozzarella cheese adds a gooey and stringy texture to the casserole, while Cheddar cheese is a sharp and flavorful cheese that adds a rich and cheesy taste to the casserole
- Garlic Powder; adds a more concentrated garlic flavor to the dish
- Salt and Black Pepper; Salt and black pepper will enhances the overall taste of the casserole, bringing out the flavors of the other ingredients.
How to Make Cheeseburger Casserole
To begin, preheat your oven to 400℉. This ensures that it’s hot and ready to bake the cheeseburger casserole to perfection.
Next, grab a skillet and start cooking the ground beef over medium heat until it’s nicely browned. Once done, carefully drain the excess grease from the skillet. This step helps reduce the fat content of the casserole.
Now, it’s time to add some delicious flavors. Toss in the diced onion, a pinch of salt, a dash of black pepper, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and chili powder into the skillet with the browned beef. Stir everything together to ensure the seasonings are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
Then, the secret to an incredible cheeseburger casserole lies in the sauces and condiments. And then, pour in the Worcestershire sauce, followed by tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Continue stirring to combine all the ingredients. The tangy Worcestershire sauce and the rich tomato flavors will infuse into the beef, creating a delectable base.
Now it’s time to gather the macaroni into the mix. Add it to the skillet along with the beef stock, ensuring the pasta is fully immersed. Don’t forget to cover the skillet with a lid and allow the mixture to simmer until the pasta reaches the desired level of tenderness. You want it to be al dente, with a slight bite.
When the pasta is perfectly cooked, it’s time to add a creamy element. Stir in the sour cream and milk, which will lend a velvety texture to the casserole. Ensure that the sour cream and milk are well combined with the beef and pasta mixture, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.
Now, let’s assemble the casserole. Transfer half of the beef and pasta mixture into a casserole dish, spreading it evenly across the bottom. Next, sprinkle half a cup of both mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese over the layer. This adds gooey, cheesy goodness to every bite.
Ready for bake
Next, add the remaining beef and pasta mixture on top of the cheese layer. Spread it out evenly, ensuring every corner of the casserole dish is filled with the delicious mixture. After that, generously sprinkle mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese on the surface.
Place the casserole dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes. This allows the cheeses to melt, creating a golden and bubbly crust on top of the casserole.
As the cheeseburger casserole bakes, take a moment to prepare the finishing touch. Chop some fresh parsley to garnish the casserole, adding a burst of freshness and color to the dish.
Then, once the timer goes off, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a minute. Garnish the piping-hot casserole with the freshly chopped parsley, allowing its vibrant aroma to mingle with the flavors.
Now, it’s time to gather around the table and serve the cheeseburger casserole immediately. The cheesy, beefy goodness is ready to be enjoyed by all.
Finally, grab a spoon or a serving utensil and indulge in the irresistible flavors of this delightful dish.
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Written by Silni Asfia
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1 lb Macaroni
- ½ Onion chopped
- 3 clove Garlic minced
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1 cup Diced Tomato
- 2 cup Beef Broth
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- ¼ cup Milk
- 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 400℉.
In a skillet, cook ground beef until browned then drain the grease. Add onion, salt, black pepper, minced garlic, italian seasoning, garlic powder, and chilli powder. Stir to combine.
Add worcerstershire sauce, tomato paste, and diced tomato. Stir again. Add macaroni and beef stock, cover with lid and cook until pasta al dente. Add sour cream and milk, stir until well combine.
Transfer half of hte beef and pasta mixture to a casserole, sprinkle ½ cup of mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese. Pour the remaining beef and pasta mixture and add mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese. Bake for 10 minutes.
Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve immadiately. Enjoy!