Cheeseburger Macaroni Recipe

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Our family of four loves this creamy and cheesy casserole so much that we have few leftovers. It's a delicious quick meal for those busy days on the farm.—Carol Buckman, Colony, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 291 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 846mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a bowl, combine soups, milk, basil and pepper; mix well. Stir in beef mixture. Fold in macaroni and cheese.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Vary Cheeseburger Macaroni by using cream of onion sou-p for the cream of mushroom, small pasta shells for the elbow macaroni or Swiss cheese for the American cheese.
Originally published as Cheeseburger Macaroni in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p243

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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hcs2008 User ID: 4065493 83253
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2010

"Feed the Gang for less! You can definately stretch out these few basic ingredients to make a yummy one dish meal. I used the suggestion and used cream or onion & regular Cheddar cheese and it worked just fine. Also during browning of beef used a bit of cumin, chili pepper & steak seasoning. Husband took the leftovers to work the next day - and that's saying a lot! He's not a leftover guy :)"

5xamom User ID: 787516 82779
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"We has leftover meatloaf and I used it in the recipe in place of the ground beef. The kids didn't notice and all loved it. I will make it again. My husband loved this, too. Thanks!"

Butterfly Dreams User ID: 3389634 107856
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"This was a very nice flavorful dish. The only change I made was to use 1 1/2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese. The bread crumb topping adds a nice touch. It is quick and easy to prepare on a busy day. The entire family enjoyed it. Served with cornbread. Will make it again."

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