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Stovetop Hamburger Casserole

This is quick comfort food at its best. Hearty and mildly seasoned, it's a fast supper that everyone in the family will enjoy. —Edith Landinger, Longview, Texas
  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 508 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1172mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • juleinny
    Mar 19, 2020

    I cooked the pasta in a bone broth and water combo. I ditched the potatoes and added broccoli florets (for more veggie power) and peas (for protein). Swapped the cheddar for Gruyère because it adds nuttiness. I used homemade tomato sauce because I don’t like what’s on the market.

  • Angel182009
    Apr 21, 2017

    I read the reviews before making this so I added more liquid and seasonings and it made this dish delicious! Don't be afraid to add your own twist to this.

  • kaydebe1
    Nov 5, 2015

    Just made this for dinner tonight. I agree it is dry. Will add more sauce and other spices when I try again. If that doesn't work, won't bother again.

  • Dougie55
    Nov 5, 2015

    Very bland, and not nearly enough liquid. I would agree with others that there are so many more skillet recipes out there that are far better. To fix this one would take a major overhaul.

  • elaine210
    Sep 6, 2015

    This needed adjustment. There was not enough liquid. I added two cans of beef broth and another can of tomato sauce. Also I added more seasonings, Worcestershire sauce, hot pepper sauce, chili powder and more salt & pepper. This actually turned out quite good ,my husband liked it. This made a lot , good inexpensive meal for a big family . I did just use one lb. of ground chuck as that is what I had on hand.2

  • toi123
    Nov 22, 2014

    Good with the red merlot

  • dhoradei
    Oct 13, 2014

    Just plain and not good.

  • mbaulch
    Oct 12, 2014

    Tasty...would add more sauce.

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Sep 22, 2014

    Very average hamburger casserole and bland with one too many starches. Many more like this out there that are better than this, to go to this expense for a marginal recipe.

  • A.Allie
    Sep 19, 2014

    This was ok but def needed some spice. 2nd time added Italian spice , salt and pepper with meat & wow what a diff!!