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Stovetop Hamburger Casserole Recipe
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Stovetop Hamburger Casserole Recipe

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This is quick comfort food at its best. It's hearty and mildly seasoned, so it's great for a fast supper that everyone in the family will enjoy.—Edith Landinger, Longview, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total TIme: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total TIme: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 package (7 ounces) small pasta shells
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups cubed cooked red potatoes
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 508 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,172 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 32 g protein.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add carrots and celery; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  2. Stir in the potatoes, corn, tomato sauce, salt and pepper; heat through. Drain pasta and add to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Stovetop Hamburger Casserole in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p127

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 508 calories, 17 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 1,172 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

This recipe was not bad, but there are a couple of things that I would do differently. I made 2/3 of recipe, because I had only 1 lb. of meat. I ended up using an entire 15 oz. can of tomato sauce, and still felt that it needed more; the sauce was basically absorbed by all the starchy foods I think. And that is my other issue with this--three starchy foods in one dish just seems too much, although the corn did add a nice pop of flavor. I would omit the pasta, I think, considering the other ingredients in the dish, and increase the tomato sauce by 8 more ounces for a full recipe, which would require an increase in seasonings, too. My husband just didn't care for this particular mix of tastes, so I probably won't make it again.

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

I didn't care for this dish..... I'm not sure why because it sounds fantastic, but it just didn't taste good to me. Maybe if the potatoes were browned more like a hash rather than boiled. I must say that this is the first Taste of Home recipe I have tried that I didn't care for.

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

Very tasty. I only had 20 oz. ground turkey on hand, so I added 2 beef boullion cubes to it as it browned. And I always season my meat with salt and pepper as it's browning. I also salted my pasta water and potato water (I cooked them in water). We have a kid who needs more salt in her diet - go figure! Anyway, turned out great. Will definitely make again. The pepper that was added at the end seemed right to us.

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

I love this recipe .My whole family love it I would not change anything .It's a keeper

Reviewed May. 18, 2012

it was a very tasty and easy recipie. we like dishes with a little more zing so next time i will add cayenne pepper or for tonight we added a little frank's hot sauce and that did the trick. i also prepared the pasta one the side and next time i will not use pasta at all. the potatoes provide enough carbs. overall a great comfort food dish.

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