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Easy Cheeseburger Casserole {Freezer Meal}

A delicious twist on a favorite hamburger casserole makes this a comfort food staple at our house. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheeseburger casserole, Easy Casserole Recipe, Freezer Meal, Ground beef casserole recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 334kcal


  • 2 cups penne pasta
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain Well.
  • In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add in the beef and cook until browned; season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, then add the diced tomatoes and mustard.
  • Let the mixture bubble until it is slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • Put the cooked noodles in the greased pan and pour your meat sauce on top. Slightly mix together your noodles and sauce.
  • Cover with foil and cook for 20 minutes. Take it out of the oven and remove your foil. Add your cheese on top and stick back in the oven until the cheese is melted.  (5 to 10 minutes).
  • Serve while it is warm.


Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 254mg | Iron: 3mg