Easy Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

Elizabeth Sharp


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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6 to 8
35 Min
45 Min
Stove Top


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
green onions (chopped fine)
1 Tbsp
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c
grated cheddar cheese


1Brown hamburger and drain. Add spaghetti sauce. You can add any spices you like here, onions, garlic, etc. Cook noodles and drain.
2Mix softened cream cheese in a bowl with the sour cream. Add the sugar, chopped green onions and salt and pepper.
3Make 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.
4Top with grated cheddar cheese (or your favorite cheese)
5Bake 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 Easy Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

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