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hamburger rice cheese casserole

(6 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Aurora McBee
Great Falls, MT

This was one of the most popular lunches our school cooks made for us. My family also loves it. It's an easy weeknight dinner and also freezes well. I often make a double batch and freeze one pan for later.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This hamburger rice cheese casserole is a budget-friendly weeknight meal that comes together quickly. It's creamy and cheesy. Corn adds a sweet contrast to the savory ground beef, creamed soups, and rice. This is a dinner kids and adults will love.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(6 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For hamburger rice cheese casserole

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/2 md
    onion, diced
  • 1 can
    cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 can
    cream of mushroom soup (10.5 oz)
  • 1 c
    instant rice
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c
    American cheese, cut into chunks
  • 1 can
    corn (15.25 oz)
  • salt & pepper, to taste

How To Make hamburger rice cheese casserole

Test Kitchen Tips
Ours took 45 minutes to bake and melt the cheese. We used an 8 oz package of American cheese and cut it into chunks. Velveeta is a substitute.
  • Brown beef and onion. Season with salt and pepper.
    Brown beef and diced onion. Season with salt and pepper. Drain well.
  • Oven preheating.
    Preheat oven to 375 F. Have ready a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Rice, soups, corn, and American cheese in a bowl.
    In a medium bowl, stir together rice, soups, corn, and American cheese chunks.
  • Browned beef in a baking dish.
    Place browned meat into the baking dish.
  • Rice mixture poured over the ground beef.
    Pour the rice mixture over the top.
  • Baking dish covered with foil and in the oven.
    Cover with foil and bake for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Shredded cheese sprinkled on top of the casserole.
    Remove the foil cover. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake for 5 minutes until the cheese is melted.