Easy Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Elizabeth Sharp

By
@blibbyb

This is similar to lasagna with a different twist and cheaper to make. It's a make ahead casserole too. Just put it in the oven to heat up before serving. I've made this for years now and it always pleases. The kids love it too.


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Rating:

Serves:

6 to 8

Prep:

35 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
ground chuck (browned and drained)
1 jar(s)
ragu or any spaghetti sauce you prefer
16 oz
extra wide noodles
1 8 oz
pkg cream cheese (softened)
1 8 oz
sour cream
3
green onions (chopped fine)
1 Tbsp
sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c
grated cheddar cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown hamburger and drain. Add spaghetti sauce. You can add any spices you like here, onions, garlic, etc. Cook noodles and drain.
2
Mix softened cream cheese in a bowl with the sour cream. Add the sugar, chopped green onions and salt and pepper.
3
Make 2 layers in a casserole dish (I use a round dish but even a 9 X 13 Pyrex dish is fine too.) Starting with noodles, then half the cheese mixture, then the meat sauce mixture. Repeat for second layer ending with the meat sauce.
4
Top with grated cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
5
Bake in oven at 350 until hot and bubbly, approximately 45 minutes.
6
(The Sugar in the cheese mixture is what gives this casserole its unusual taste so do not omit it!)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids