Hamburger Casserole + VIDEO

Published on Sep 30, 2009
Updated on Jan 21, 2019

Hamburger Casserole // This has become one of my most popular recipes to date. Why? Because it's one of those recipes that everyone can relate to! It's comforting, it's cozy, and it's ingredients everyone has on hand! Make this for your family, they'll love you! | Tried and Tasty

This hearty and delicious Hamburger Casserole recipe is simple to make and uses common ingredients that you likely already have on hand. It’s sure to be a family favorite!

Hamburger Casserole // This has become one of my most popular recipes to date. Why? Because it's one of those recipes that everyone can relate to! It's comforting, it's cozy, and it's ingredients everyone has on hand! Make this for your family, they'll love you! | Tried and Tasty

Everyone is looking for that easy, cheesy, family favorite recipe! Not sure what to make for dinner tonight? Chances are you’ve got all the ingredients on hand to make this really simple and very delicious casserole. All you need is ground beef, cream of mushroom soup, tomato soup, corn, spices, macaroni noodles, and cheese! Throw it all together in your favorite 9 x 13 inch baking dish and in no time flat your family will be completely satisfied with what will be their new favorite dinner!

This is one of those simple dishes that you throw together on nights you don’t really feel like making anything. It’s easy and delicious and can be paired with bread and a salad. I’m not generally into making casserole, but this is one of those recipes you’ll want to make again and again. It’s perfect for the whole family! If you’re looking for other delicious hamburger recipes, stick around and check out my Fiesta Taco Pie, Taco Soup, or The Pampered Chef Taco Ring! All are sure to please the entire family!

Hamburger Casserole // This has become one of my most popular recipes to date. Why? Because it's one of those recipes that everyone can relate to! It's comforting, it's cozy, and it's ingredients everyone has on hand! Make this for your family, they'll love you! | Tried and Tasty



Hamburger Casserole // This has become one of my most popular recipes to date. Why? Because it's one of those recipes that everyone can relate to! It's comforting, it's cozy, and it's ingredients everyone has on hand! Make this for your family, they'll love you! | Tried and Tasty

Hamburger Casserole // This has become one of my most popular recipes to date. Why? Because it's one of those recipes that everyone can relate to! It's comforting, it's cozy, and it's ingredients everyone has on hand! Make this for your family, they'll love you! | Tried and Tasty

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Hamburger Casserole

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hambuger Casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 317 kcal
Author: Yvonne

This Hamburger Casserole is one of those recipes that everyone can relate to! It's comforting, it's cozy, and it's made with ingredients that you probably already have on hand!



  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 can whole kernel corn drained
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. macaroni noodles cooked and drained
  • Grated cheddar cheese enough to cover casserole


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. 

  2. Cook macaroni noodles according to directions on package.

  3. Brown ground beef and onion. Add chili powder and salt and pepper to taste.

  4. Mix the cream soups and corn together, add to cooked hamburger. Add macaroni, mix well.

  5. Put in 9x13 baking dish. Bake 35-40 minutes. Cover with grated cheese for the last 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Hamburger Casserole
Amount Per Serving (177 g)
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 296mg8%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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326 comments about “Hamburger Casserole + VIDEO

    1. Yvonne

      That’s a great question Donna, I can see how it’d be so convenient to do so! I haven’t personally tried this recipe in a crockpot before so I can’t speak to how it would turn out, but I have a feeling it would turn out pretty well if you added all of the ingredients to the crock pot (including the ground beef, broken up into smaller peices), stirred everything together well, and cooked it on low for 4-6 hours, or on high for 2-3 hours. I would recommend NOT draining the can of corn, and also adding 1-3 cups of water to the crock pot so that the macaroni noodles have plenty of moisture. Please let me know how it turns out if you decide to blaze a new trail and give it a try!

  1. Brittny Barnes

    This is amazing all 4 of my kids love it ages 7 to 1 and so easy I didn’t have tomatoes soup so I added tomatoes sauce and no onion used onion powder and added fresh garlic gonna be a go to dinner for us so hard to find meals all kids love

    1. Yvonne

      Woohoo Brittny! I’m so happy to hear that all four of your kids loved it! One of the great things about this recipe is how flexible it is, as you proved with your great substitution ideas!

  2. Roni

    Hi Yvonne.
    Want to make this tonight but am confused. Does this call for 1 1/2 cups of UNCOOKED macaroni or COOKED macaroni?

    1. Yvonne

      Great question Roni! You’ll start with 1 1/2 c. UNCOOKED macaroni noodles, which will expand to be a bit more than that once cooked.

    1. Yvonne

      Awesome Laura, I’m so glad to hear that it turned out great for you and was easy to make! Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for sharing the recipe with your friends! :)

  3. Doris Wright

    Yvonne can you help me? I have a problem when I bake a Cream Cheese pound cake. After I let it cool in the pan and I Flipp it over the edges always break off. What am I doing wrong? Maybe beating too long or what?

        1. Yvonne

          Hi Donna, thanks for the great question! One cup is about right for a serving size. If you wanted to get more precise, using a food scale would give you great accuracy. Hope that helps!

  4. Arthur

    Thank u for the recipe it was amazing but I did and a few other things to mine. I used cream of chicken soup with fresh mushrooms and fresh corn off of the cob and my family loved it.

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks for the kind comment Arthur, I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe! Using fresh mushrooms and fresh corn from the cob in this recipe sounds amazing!

  5. Christine @ myblissfulmess

    This is a very simple dish and perfect work busy weeknights. I assembled this a few hours in advance so it was ready to go into the oven when I was ready. Before I put it in the baking dish, I did taste it to see if I needed to adjust seasonings. I felt it was missing something, so I added some cumin to taste and that did the trick. Really gave the flavor the exact boost I was looking for.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Christine! I’m a big fan of cumin and that’s a great suggestion for this recipe. Thanks for stopping by and sharing!


    Been making this for over 30 years with the exception that I add a can of ranch style beans (bbq pinto beans) and cook on stove top. family called it hamburger goulosh.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Raynora, thanks for stopping by! Don’t you just love it when a recipe stands up to the test of time and you can enjoy it for decades? I don’t think I could ever grow tired of Hamburger Casserole! The ranch style beans sound like a nice twist!

  7. Susan

    I made this on the stove top only, skipped the oven due to time. Had no tomato soup so I used condensed tomato juice to taste and dried onion. Though a few alternatives we’re used it was really yummy and my family polished it off, should have made a double batch!
    Thank you for sharing your recipe :)

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Susan! One of the many things that I love about this recipe is how straight forward and easy to adapt it is, and it sounds like you did a great job adapting with the ingredients you had on hand! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed it and I truly appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment to let me know!

  8. Lindsey

    I made this with Panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese on top and used rigatoni instead. It was AMAZING!

    1. Yvonne

      That sounds absolutely delicious Lindsey! I LOVE Panko and Parmesan, and I bet it was full of bubbly & crunchy goodness!

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Mike! I’ve never tried making this dish with potatoes before, but I suspect that it would still be great with thinly sliced potatoes in place of noodles.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Bernice, no worries! if you have tomato sauce, you could try substituting 1 cup of tomato sauce + 1/4 cup of water in place of the can of tomato soup that the recipe calls for. Alternately, if you have tomato paste, you could try mixing 1/2 cup of tomato paste with 1/2 cup of water, and adding a dash of olive oil and sugar to taste. Hope that helps, cheers!

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Ann, that’s a good question! You certainly can freeze this Hamburger Casserole. I would recommend baking it first, allowing it to cool a bit, and then placing it in a freezer safe airtight container or a freezer rated food storage bag (you can double bag it to be safe). For the best taste, I would recommend baking it within 3 months of it being frozen. Hope that helps!

  9. Carrie

    This was amazing! My kids ate it up!!! There were NO left overs! Planning on making this for our next small group gathering. Can’t wait to hear what others say about it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Yvonne

      That’s so wonderful to hear Carrie! Thanks for taking the time to let me know how much your kids loved it! That brings a smile to my face!

  10. Candace

    Absolutely delicious…I added a few things such as garlic, taco seasoning, and magi sauce. Turned out amazing!

    1. Yvonne

      Nice!! Way to make it your own Candace! I love trying new variations with recipes and those sound like good ones!

  11. Jennifer Mitchell

    4 stars
    Just made this for the hubby. He says “It’s really good babe! I like it. I’d eat it again.” He says 4 1/2 stars. (I can’t try it cause I’m on a special medical diet.) Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Jennifer, I’m so happy to hear that your husband enjoyed it! And what true love for you to make it for him, knowing that you can’t try it.

  12. Jane

    Making it for the first time tonight. I will freeze half and have it at a later date, (single lady) and I’m appreciative of your posting this.

    1. Yvonne

      Hello Jane, eating half now and freezing half for later is a fantastic idea! Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you around.

  13. Christine

    4 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight, and it turned out really good! I made a few small adjustments. I added one can of diced tomatoes and some garlic salt instead of regular salt for a little bit more flavor. I also added some French fried onions to the topping in addition to the shredded cheddar cheese. It was a great, quick dinner to make, and it was very filling. Great comfort food 😊

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Christine, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. Those adjustments that you made to the recipe sound delightful and I totally agree that this dish is such wonderful comfort food. Cheers!

  14. jacque

    5 stars
    I found this recipe maybe a couple years ago. I have made it many times since then. This is so quick and easy, but more importantly it is very tasty, and can feed a crowd. I always top it with the cheese and then French fried onions on top for the last 15 minutes. You won’t be disappointed if you make this. It’s not bland as some people have said. Maybe they are using too much macaroni, would lessen the flavor of the sauce. Try it.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Jacque, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and I absolutely love hearing that this recipe continues to serve you well year after year. I also love your idea of french fried onions on top, that sounds heavenly!

  15. Kimberly Arroyo

    5 stars
    I made it a month ago and had to make it again the next night cause my son loved it so much!! It’s delicious!! I’m making it again tonight but this time I doubled the recipe.

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks for the comment Kimberly! Making the same dish two nights in a row is the highest compliment possible, and I’m so glad that your son loved it!

  16. Ris Taylor

    4 stars
    Tried it and it was a bit bland. I think I’ll use Rotel tomatoes next time. I’m not sure what the thing is with cooking it in the oven. If we are going to eat now, I just finish it on the stovetop and serve. If I’m doing ahead of time, I throw the goulash (minus the pasta) into a crock pot. It’s a refreshing change for hamburger. I get so tired of the same old recipes for hamburger. Also, I add half the cheese while cooking and the other half on top of the serving in a bowl.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Ris! I love your idea of making this dish ahead of time using a crock pot for the goulash. I’m all about shortcuts and making life in the kitchen as easy as possible. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

  17. Crystal

    Very good I added a few things a table spoon of suger some katchup and the last 6 minutes I put some crunchy onions and shredded cheese it was great!!!

  18. Susan

    5 stars
    I love this recipe, it’s been a favorite since I first made it for my family about 8 months ago. It’s cheap to make, delicious and filling and perfect comfort food.

  19. Darthur43

    1 star
    I followed the directions exactly. Tasted it before it went in and no flavor – really bland. I tried to fix it up with some Rotel and taco seasoning and it was still so bad I didn’t even eat it. And 10 minute prep was closer to 40 minutes. Total waste of time, energy and food.

  20. David Pflieger

    5 stars
    Just what I was looking for. I had all the puzzle pieces in the fridge and pantry. This made it all fit. I added about 8oz of tomato sauce I had leftover from stuffed peppers the night before.

    1. Yvonne

      I’m so glad that this dish hit the spot for you David! Great idea using the leftover tomato sauce.. I feel like it’s hard to go wrong with tomato sauce, and I use it as a base in so many of my recipes because it’s so versatile and tasty.

  21. Christie Wilburn

    This dish was absolutely wonderful, only thing I did differently was a cut up bell pepper in with the onion. My family really enjoyed this meal. Thank you!

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment letting me know that you liked it Christie! I LOVE bell pepper, so that sounds like a great addition.

  22. Mike m

    With all the condensed soups, it sounds like it would be very salty . Do you have any suggestions to reduce the sodium in this dish?

  23. Jennifet

    Saw this recipe and my mouth started drooling!! Debt bunny to store for only 2 items, had everything else on hand! Cooking now!! Will keep you posted!!!!

  24. CW

    This was a life saver and has become a family favorite! I did not have all of the ingredients when I made it. I used a 14.5 oz can of Hunt’s diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano. I browned the ground beef with salt, pepper, chilo powder, diced onion and a 1/2 of a havasu pepper. I had less than a 1/4 cup of mixed cheese that I mixed in with cream of mushroom, tomatoes and I added another 1/4 cup of mozzarella, more salt, pepper and chili powder. Then covered and put in oven as instrcute and topped with mozzarella last 15 min. Oh my, my husband and son love it! If I don’t hide some to take to lunch thr next day there wouldn’t be any! Thank you so much for this recipe! For a family on the go this is great! Quick fix and makes a lot. I have a 15 yr. Old son who plays football and wrestling, two scoops of this and he’s full!!!

  25. Elaine Banman

    I haven’t tried the recipe yet, but it reminded me of a recipe I made in Home Ec in the 60’s. The teacher called it Baked Hungarian Goulash. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for posting this.

    1. Yvonne

      Yes, you will want to cook the noodles first. Any size box should work as long as it yields at least 1 1/2 c. of uncooked noodles!

  26. Leigh

    Yvonne, Thank you so much for posting this recipe. It was so easy to make and the ingredients made for a perfect dinner. My 14yo son ate half in one sitting. I used ground turkey and shredded my own cheddar block. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe and I can’t wait for more of your ideas!

  27. Dee

    Last nite I made this….but, I warmed tortillas in Microwave, then placed in muffin tins. Added mixture. Top with what ever you like, me, salsa, sour crème, green onions, hot peppers.. Awesum Sauce!..Thank you for recipe

  28. AngieMarie

    Its in the oven right now. I didnt have tomato soup so I used a can of Manwhich. I cant wait to taste this!!

  29. Trena

    I hate to be a party pooper but my family found it “blah” at best. My husband finished a small bowl (he was starving) but declined seconds because it “wasn’t worth the calories.” My teenager tried a few bites, grabbed her keys and headed to Taco Bell. Maybe if I’d added the Rotel! Still glad I gave it a shot!! Can’t win them all!

    1. Yvonne

      I actually really appreciate you comment. I guess it goes to show that you can’t win them all. Sorry you had a bad experience, so many people have loved this recipe – I’m sorry that you didn’t as well. Thanks for letting me know :)

  30. Lehuanani

    I am doing this tonight for dinner, sounds so good and easy. i will let you know how it turned out. I do not have any cheese to grate over it, but will try can of nacho’s cheese in the can because that is all I have. Cross your fingers it will be amazing…

  31. Patsy

    Made this and a skillet of cornbread tonight. Perfect for an easy Saturday night supper! We really enjoyed it. I also added a can of Rotel for a little punch. I liked that it was nice and saucy! This is an easy and economical meal. Thanks so much!!

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