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10 Easy & Delicious Hamburger Casserole Recipes

Hamburger casserole recipes are perfect for budget-minded households, especially during busy weeknights. They’re easy to make, incredibly delicious, and can be a hit with the pickiest eaters in your family! I like to serve one of my favorite hamburger casseroles when I have a lot of hungry people.

hamburger casserole in a red pan

Whether you’re using lean ground beef, ground turkey, or even ground chicken, you’ll find a hamburger casserole that is sure to become a family favorite. Don’t be surprised when everyone in the family asks for seconds.

Criteria for the Best Hamburger Casserole Recipes

I chose some of our favorite recipes based on affordability, flavor, and how easy they are to make. After all, we need some go-to recipes for those times when time and effort are limited.

Serve any of these casseroles with your favorite salad and a side of bread. Of course, dessert is the perfect ending to any meal!

Delicious and Budget-Friendly Hamburger Casseroles

All of these recipes are wonderful. They all start with ground beef. Some involve adding tomato sauce, cream sauce, or even a splash of Worcestershire sauce to the ground beef mixture. All of them are hearty dishes that satisfy and are sure to delight the entire family. 

For all of these casseroles, you’ll need a baking dish or casserole dish. Some recipes require a large skillet for browning the beef. And if your family is anything like mine, you’ll also need an airtight container for leftovers the next day. That is, if you have any leftovers after you finish your meal.

If you’re like me, time is limited. So it’s a good idea to stock up on certain ingredients that you can throw together at the last minute. I usually have these items on hand:

  • Sour cream
  • Cream cheese
  • Tomato sauce
  • Tomato paste
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Chili powder
  • Taco seasoning
  • Italian seasoning
  • Garlic powder or garlic salt
  • Onion powder or onion salt
  • Olive oil
  • Cream soups (cream of mushroom, cream of celery, or cream of chicken)
  • Tomato soup
  • Beef broth
  • Heavy cream or milk
  • Ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • Frozen or canned green beans
  • Frozen peppers (green or red bell pepper)
  • Nonstick spray
  • I hope you enjoy one or more of these ground beef casserole recipes!

1. Hobo Casserole

casserole on a plate and in a pan

This delicious casserole goes by a variety of names. I’ve heard hobo hubby, cowboy casserole, and just plain hamburger casserole.

2. Hamburger and Tater Tot Casserole

hamburger Tater Tot casserole

This cheesy casserole is a long-time favorite in my family. When our children invited their friends for dinner, I knew that we needed a lot of food to satisfy a bunch of hungry kids. The fact that this recipe is so easy and inexpensive made it perfect!

3. Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole

beef and bean enchilada on a plate with chips

This taco-inspired casserole delivers some amazing south-of-the-border flavors without too much effort.

4. Italian Beef and Cabbage Casserole

Italian beef and cabbage casserole on a plate and in a pan

You’ll love this cheesy Italian casserole. Even though it’s a hearty casserole, it’s also low-carb and keto friendly. So there’s no reason to feel guilty, even when you reach for seconds! You can even add some extra veggies if you like. But if you’re watching carbs, you’ll want the ones that aren’t starchy.

5. Classic Beef and Noodle Casserole

If your pasta-loving family is anything like mine, they’ll go for this yummy beef and noodle casserole. Whether you use egg noodles, elbow macaroni, or pasta shells, the blend of comforting flavors will have you adding this recipe to your dinner rotation after the first time you try it.

6. Slow Cooker Layered Casserole

Serving of hamburger casserole

Looking for easy? All you have to do is layer the ingredients in your slow cooker, pop the lid on top, turn it on, and go about your busy day. You’ll come home to a delicious meal that the whole family will love!

7. Savory Beef and Rice Casserole

Beef and Rice casserole on a plate with a side of broccoli

This easy hamburger casserole recipe uses mostly pantry-stable ingredients. So when you see a sale, stock up. This is such an easy hamburger casserole recipe that you can get the kids to help you make it.

8. 5-Ingredient Ground Beef Casserole

Shorten your shopping list but serve a boatload of flavor with this 5-ingredient ground beef casserole from Back to My Southern Roots! This is the perfect recipe that’s laden with creamy goodness and lots of cheese. It’s sure to put smiles on everyone’s faces!

9. Taco Tater Tot Casserole

If you’re a fan of Tex Mex, this hearty ground beef casserole is for you! The meat sauce is flavored with your favorite south-of-the-border seasoning, and the results are absolutely delicious!

10. Beef Shop-the-Pantry Casserole

beef shop the pantry casserole in a pan

What do you do when you haven’t been to the grocery store in a while? You shop the pantry, that’s what! Start with a pound of ground beef and follow the basic formula that I have laid out. You’ll wind up with a dish that even picky eaters will enjoy!

Tips for Leftover Casserole

Casseroles are usually great for leftovers. Store what’s left of your hamburger casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Or you can wrap it in plastic and aluminum foil and freeze it. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight and reheat it in the oven until it reaches the desired temperature.

variety of hamburger casseroles

Casseroles – Family Favorite Dinners

Casseroles are a great way to feed your family a hearty, delicious meal without too much fuss. Whether your favorite casserole is a homemade hamburger helper with egg noodles, a pasta casserole with creamy tomato sauce, or a rice casserole with extra veggies, these easy casserole recipes are sure to become a staple in your recipe box.

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