• Cooking Time: 20
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Preparation Time: 5


This is a one-pot casserole recipe that taste like a cheeseburger and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. I love easy and quick meals and cheeseburgers, so why not combine the two to make a recipe the whole family will enjoy?


  • 2 lbs ground lean meat; turkey, chicken, beef
  • 1 small onion, diced or 2 TBSP dried minced onions
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, 14.5oz
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • 1½ tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 box elbow macaroni, 16oz
  • 1½ cups shredded cheddar cheese, separated
  • parsley for garnish


  • Combine ground meat, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large pot and cook on medium-high heat. Drain any excess fat with a spoon.
  • To the pot, add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato sauce, water, ketchup, mustard, and macaroni. Bring mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
  • Remove from heat and stir in one cup of shredded cheese.
  • Garnish with the remainder ½ cup cheese and parsley.
  • Notes: All the liquid will be absorbed during cooking. Simple, huh?

Categories: Casserole 

Author Credit: lifewithgarnish

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