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05 June 2020 ( 14 views )

One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole

This Cheeseburger Casserole is comfort at it's best and is prepared in a single pot on the stove top! It's cheesy, meaty, and a delicious homemade version of Hamburger Helper!


  • 3 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheeseat room temp. Separated.
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef85% lean
  • Salt/Pepperto taste
  • 1 small yellow oniondiced
  • 2 cloves garlicminced
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 (16 oz.) box elbow macaroni*uncooked*
  • ¾ cup sour creamat room temp
  • ½ cup whole milkat room temp
  • Chopped Parsleyto garnish


  • Shred the cheese and set it aside. It should be at room temperature when added to the pasta later.
  • Season the ground beef with desired amount of salt and pepper.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, cook and crumble the ground beef along with the onions. Drain any excess grease. Note: A
    works best.
  • Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  • Add the Worcestershire sauce and the tomato paste and stir until well-combined.
  • Add the beef broth and the uncooked macaroni, stir to combine.
  • Cover the pot and heat for 4 minutes. Uncover, stir briefly, replace the cover, and heat for 4 more minutes.
  • Stir in the room temperature sour cream and half of the milk. Only add the other half if desired.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Gradually sprinkle in 2 ½ cups of the shredded cheddar, stirring as you do so.
  • Once the cheese is melted and you have a uniform consistency, top with the remaining cheese.
  • Replace the lid and heat for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  • Top with parsley and serve!


  • Whole milk is recommended for a creamier consistency, but a lower fat milk may also be used. 

Make-Ahead Cheeseburger Casserole

  • If you prefer to to the prep work for this casserole ahead of time, prepare the recipe as-instructed but cook the pasta covered for 7 minutes instead of 8.
  • Stop at step #10, right before you top the casserole with additional cheese. 
  • Let the casserole cool downthen top it with cheese. 
  • Refrigerate for up to two days, then bake it in a 350 degree oven, covered, for 15 minutes. 
  • Remove the lid and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Top with parsley and serve!

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