Classic Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

Classic Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: Mr. Make It Happen via Youtube


Need to please some picky eaters at home? This classic cheeseburger casserole recipe from Mr. Make It Happen on Youtube will surely leave them wanting more! It’s a quick and easy dish to pull off on a busy weeknight that tastes super delicious. Serve this to your family tonight by learning the full recipe in the video below.



  • 1 lb cavatappi or elbow noodles
  • 5 cups beef broth (to boil pasta – optional)
  • 1 lb ground beef (85% lean)
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tbsp sundried tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 1 cup Colby jack
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp beef bouillon
  • 1 cup beef stock (added to meat mixture)
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes


Step 1

In a pot, add 5 cups of beef broth. This is where you are going to boil the noodles (optional). Dice half green and red bell pepper and also onions. Grate 1 cup worth of cheddar cheese and 1/2 cup worth of mozzarella. Next, in a skillet over medium heat, fry four to five pieces of thick-cut bacon until golden brown. After frying, set them aside. Add 1 lb ground beef to the same skillet and season with all-purpose seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder). Add some smoked paprika also. Break the ground beef and cook it until it’s no longer pink. Add the chopped bell pepper and onions to the skillet and mix them to combine all the ingredients.

Chopping the veggies for the cheeseburger casserole
Image credits: Mr. Make It Happen via Youtube


Step 2

After two to three minutes, add 1 tbsp fresh garlic and 3 tbsp sundried tomatoes. Mix them. Next, add 1 tbsp of dijon mustard, 1 & 1/2 tbsp of tomato paste, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 cup of ketchup, 1/2 tsp beef bouillon, and a bit of red pepper flakes. Mix them well to combine. Add 1 cup beef broth, bring it to a simmer, and allow those flavors to come together. Allow the beef broth to reduce a bit and to thicken up. Once you reach the consistency you’re looking for, go ahead and add the noodles and fold everything together. Once you got everything incorporated, add the chopped bacon and half of the shredded cheese. Once it has the cheesy consistency, add the rest of the shredded cheese on top and place it in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes.

Mixing the cheeseburger casserole to combine all ingredients
Image credits: Mr. Make It Happen via Youtube

Classic Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

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