Need a quick, simple meal to feed your hungry family? This Hamburger Casserole has four ingredients. Perfect for getting food on the table fast!
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At the risk of sounding like a broken record, my hubby is rather picky about the food that is on his plate. Vegetables are forbidden, save potatoes and green beans (canned from a garden is preferred). Let’s not even talk about carrots.
Finding a favorite meal is easy if I make a meat and potatoes dish. Unfortunately, hamburger is costing the same as a small diamond around our area. Therefore, we aren’t wanting to use a lot of red meat in our cooking to save a few dollars. I think you are starting to see my dilemma. Meatless meals are not encouraged and we need to take out a loan to eat a roast. (Disclaimer: that was an exaggeration. But you get the point.)
The other day, I was feeling creative and wanting something cheesy. Who doesn’t enjoy a casserole with a layer of cheese on top? I wanted to use a few ingredients as possible and use ingredients that would please the family. This hamburger casserole was born.
It has a simple, easy ingredients that come together in a snap. The meal only cost us around $8. Now, that may seem like a lot. However, our son and my hubby took it in their lunch for the next couple of days. So a few meals were made from an $8 9×13 pan. Not too bad for a meal with meat in it. You can pair this hamburger casserole with some homemade oatmeal bread or strawberry soup. Ranch Broccoli Cauliflower Salad would be easy to make as well. It was a complete meal.
As far as 9×13 pans go, I have favorite bakeware. Rachael Ray Bakeware is reasonably priced, durable and nonstick. I have several of those pots and pans and I must say, I use them a lot!
What did the meatatarian husband say? Not only did he like it, he stated that fact a few times during the meal. And told me to make it again. 🙂
- 1 lb box medium shells
- 1 lb ground hamburger , cooked with garlic, onion, salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cans tomato soup
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain.
After browning hamburger, add 2 cans tomato soup to the frying pan (with the hamburger).
Add 1/2 can water.
Stir and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.
Pour noodles in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
Pour hamburger mixture over noodles and stir.
Sprinkle cheese over casserole and cover with foil.
Bake in a 375* oven for 20 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes longer.
Can bake under broiler for 3-5 minutes to brown cheese, if desired.
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