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Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole

Transform your favorite dinner classic. Mix macaroni with lean ground beef and cheese for a delicious casserole that is just as good when served as leftovers.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 574 kcal


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • whole-wheat elbow macaroni or penne or rotini pasta
  • 1 medium tomato chopped
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8-ounce
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt optional
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray an 8×8-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In large skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef and onion until beef is brown and onion is soft; drain.
  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain. Spoon macaroni into prepared pan. Spread beef mixture and chopped tomato over macaroni. Pour tomato sauce over beef. Sprinkle with seasoned salt, pepper and shredded cheese.
  • Cover loosely with foil and bake for 35 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges of casserole are bubbling.


To spice it up, use your favorite pizza or Italian-style tomato sauce instead of tomato sauce and seasoned salt.
For a meal later, double the recipe and place the second casserole in the freezer for later use.
Keyword cheeseburger mac and cheese casserole, macaroni cheeseburger casserole