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One-Pot Cheeseburger Casserole

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Serves 6-8 | Prep Time 5 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

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?

Ingredients You'll Need

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?

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