5-Ingredient Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole

by Sheryl

Prep: 15 mins | Cook: 1 hr | Additional: 15 mins | Total: 1 hr 30 mins | Servings: 8 | Yield: 8 servings

Satisfying and mouthwatering! This delightful casserole has everything we ask for in a mouthful! With only five simple ingredients, this dish is ready in a breeze. The taste and texture of cheeseburger are all present in this flavorful dish. A perfect meal for busy days and any days!


1 (8 ounces) package elbow macaroni
1-pound ground beef
2 (14.5 ounces) cans Italian-style diced tomatoes
salt and ground black pepper to taste
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

How to make 5-Ingredient Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole

Step 1: Reay the oven. Preheat it to 175 degrees C or 350 degrees F.

Step 2: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add and cook the elbow macaroni for about 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water.

Step 3: Cook the beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes or until brown.

Step 4: Drain excess grease before adding in the tomatoes. To taste, season with salt and pepper. Continue to cook for about 45 minutes or until heated through.

Step 5: Place the beef mixture into the greased casserole dish, top it with the cooked elbow macaroni, and evenly spread on top the cream cheese. Sprinkle over with cheddar cheese.

Step 6: Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes or until the cheese has melted.

Step 7: Once done, allow to cool at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 557.9 calories; protein 24.5g 49% DV; carbohydrates 26.8g 9% DV; fat 38.4g 59% DV; cholesterol 123.2mg 41% DV; sodium 571.9mg 23% DV.

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