Can casserole be made ahead of time?
Yes, this Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole can be made ahead of time. I recommend only making your casserole 1-2 days ahead of time if you are storing it in the fridge.
Can you freeze casserole?
If you are going to need to have your casserole made more than 1-2 days ahead of time then you can freeze it. Follow the recipe directions until it comes time to cook the casserole.
Rather than cooking the casserole, cover your pan tightly with aluminum foil then wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer in a level spot.
How to reheat casserole
If you have frozen your casserole and need to reheat it, simply place the frozen casserole in the fridge 24 hours before intended use. After your casserole has thawed completely, cook following recipe directions.
How to make Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole
I love easy, healthy recipes that my kids will eat and this Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole was no exception.
I started by bringing a large pot of water to a boil and cooking my penne pasta. After that was done, I drained it and set it aside.
While my pasta was cooking, I browned some ground turkey, onion, and minced garlic that had been seasoned with steak seasoning then drained any excess liquid.
I added two undrained cans of diced tomatoes to my meat mixture.
Next, I added a few tablespoons of tomato paste, mustard and pickle relish. I know that sounds weird, but remember that this is cheeseburger casserole. 😉
After that mixture had heated through, I tossed it in with my whole wheat penne pasta I had set aside earlier.
I added a little shredded cheddar cheese to really give it that cheeseburger flavor.
Then mixed in some sour cream to add some creaminess to the casserole.
I poured my mixture into a greased baking pan then sprinkled the rest of the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
I baked my casserole at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese was completely melted and the casserole was heated through.
To top it off, I added a little shredded lettuce and diced tomato and it was like we were eating cheeseburgers in casserole form!
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