Cheeseburger Casserole

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Cheeseburger Casserole Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe Courtesy of

This tastes like a cheeseburger without the bun.

Servings: 6 servings
Difficulty: Easy

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1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 (28-oz.) can chopped tomatoes, with juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces wide egg noodles
Cooking spray
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese





1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat, stirring to break up the lumps, until all of the pink is gone from the meat. Get an adult to help you drain off the fat. Add the onion and the green pepper, and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, with juice, and the Worcestershire sauce, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low. Simmer the mixture for about 15 minutes.

2. Fill medium pot half full of water. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring the water to a boil. Stir in the noodles and boil for about 8 minutes, until tender. Get an adult to help you drain the noodles, Return the noodles to the pot. Pour the tomato mixture over the noodles and stir until blended.

3. Put the noodle mixture into a baking dish that you have sprayed with cooking spray. Top with cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Enjoy it has a family meal, then refrigerate the leftovers.

4. Take leftovers to school in a small microwave-safe container with a tight-fitting lid. Before heating, unsnap the lid to allow steam to escape. Heat casserole in the microwave oven for about 90 seconds.

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Reader Comments:


Wow, "Rhea" found this recipe so awful that she threw it in the trash, yet she gave it 5 stars (or trees, or bullseyes, whatever those thingies are). It's your standard Beef-a-roni, Hotdish, American Chop Suey, Hungarian Goulash, depending on which part of the country you're from, or the fictitious "Beefarino" (if you're a Seinfeld fan).

By D on April 05, 2014


We added some sea salt and garlic when putting it together for extra flavor. another interesting idea is to leave out the egg noodles and replace with two tubes of croissants. Roll out 1 tube on bottom of 13 x 9 pan. Spray with butter and a bit of garlic, then bake for 7 minutes. Take out of oven and layer the meat mixture and shredded cheese over the croissants, then rollout the second tube on top and bake for 20 mins. Optionally, sprinkle chilli powder before rolling out second tube on top. Enjoy!

By Milke on January 14, 2014


I followed this recipe to a T and was hoping it would be as good as what everyone was saying, it was horrible. It was so bland, my son ate it after he covered it in ranch dressing but me and my 2 year old wouldn't eat it. I told my husband to pick something up for himself on his way home because dinner was going in the trash. I have never thrown out an entire dish because it tasted so bad, but tonight I did. I will never make this again.

By Rhea on December 11, 2013


You are a great person with an awesome nack for cooking and you show your love for what you do, and help your kids and grandkids. I love a lot of your recipes.

By Connie Romero on September 15, 2013


Miss you horribly Ms Dean! I post many of your recipes on my Pinterest.

By Carolyn Stinson on August 11, 2013


I keep posting your recipes on Pintrest. Sure do miss you.

By Carolyn Stinson on August 11, 2013


Was not at all impressed with this dish. Did not remotely resemble anything like a cheeseburger rather a goulash. I have a lot of leftovers that will more than likely end up going to waste.

By Will Fugette on August 11, 2013


Very disappointed. Nothing like a cheeseburger at all. More like a goulash. Leftovers will probably end up in the disposal.

By Will on August 11, 2013


Paula I made this my son had seconds and boy friend I can make this again any time I say love it thank you.

By Anonymous on August 10, 2013


Paula my son had seconds and my boy friend said I can make it again I say I love it and I will make it again for my mom and dad and see what they say

By Wauline on August 10, 2013


This too shall pass. FN is going to miss you, and a lot of their viewers. You are loved and respected by so many people, so think of it as a glitch in your life, and jump over it.

By Francine D on August 10, 2013


Paula, Maybe your GOOD FRIEND OPRAH will put your show on the OWN Network.

By Sandra Reightler on August 09, 2013


Very good and easy Also, I have a cookbook that you signed for me and I cherish it Thanks Marlene!

By Marlene Welch on August 07, 2013


You can't keep us old broads down. I know that you can bounce back from all this. Keep the FAITH !!

By Kathy Nunes on August 07, 2013


I love Paula and her recipes god blesss you August 6, 2013

By Gloria Mena on August 06, 2013


I love Paula and her recipes god blesss you

By Gloria Mena on August 06, 2013


Making the Cheesebuger Casserole tonight!! Can't wait to try it!!!

By Sue Brown on August 06, 2013


Still love you so much Paula. Look forward to seeing more of you and trying more and more of your recipes.

By Maggie Norris on August 06, 2013


Just wanted you to know I stand beside you 100%. What happened in the past should stay in the past. Had it been a man the situation would have been totally different. Have stopped my Food Network Magazine and do not watch the channel except for your sons shows. Keep the faith. Love you and miss seeing your smiling face on TV. Hope to see you back on tv soon.

By Penelope Bonds Cromwell on August 06, 2013


Paula, we miss seeing you on your cooking shows! How wrong everyone was to judge you so quickly! We love you and are not viewing the FN shows anymore, and have taken them off our DVR schedule also. We are still behind you and can't wait till you pop up somewhere on TV. We just subscribed to your new Magazine, but it won't be the same. :( Know that lots of loving thoughts and prayers are coming your way, hopefully you can find some comfort in that. Jan Chiappetta

By Jan C on August 06, 2013

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