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Extra Cheesy Cheeseburger Casserole – Recipe

This cheeseburger-in-a-bowl recipe is extra gooey and cheesy and has just the right amount of spice. It’s easy to whip together for a quick weeknight meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 652kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 28- ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta noodles more if you'd like to have more servings
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese or more! Make it extra cheesy!


  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and peppers. Cook them down about 6-7 minutes, until softened.
  • Add the garlic and stir. Cook another minute until fragrant.
  • Add the ground beef and break it apart with a spoon. Brown it on each side about 5 minutes.
  • Add red pepper, paprika, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir and cook another 5 minutes until the meat is mostly cooked through.
  • Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, ketchup and mustard. Stir and reduce heat. Simmer about 10 minutes while you cook your pasta.
  • Boil the pasta per the instructions on the box, about 10 minutes or so in salted water. Drain and add the noodles to the meat mixture.
  • Scoop it all into a baking dish and top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  • Serve!


Serves 4-6


Calories: 652kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 983mg | Potassium: 975mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1510IU | Vitamin C: 26.5mg | Calcium: 492mg | Iron: 4.8mg