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Cheeseburger Macaroni

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


  • 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 whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup shredded process cheese (Velveeta)
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  • 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.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45 minutes or until heated through.
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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 291 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 846mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.

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  • hcs2008
    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
    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
    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.