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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343 comments about “Hamburger Casserole + VIDEO

  1. Alessandra

    Thanks for the recipe. It is in the oven. I made an entire pound of pasta and caught just before adding everything so saved some but used well over the asked amount. Used green beans instead of corn and eyeballed the mushroom soup I added as I only had a large family sized can on hand. This is going to be delicious! I know because I licked the spoon 😂.

    No chili powder or onions in the house so I used a little Cayenne, “everything but the eloti” seasoning. Zesty garlic seasoning and onion powder.

    Just wanted to share my twist incase people want ideas.

    Thank you kindly again.

  2. Teresa

    We love this recipe! We add a little shredded cheddar in the mix and also on top! Best addition though is the French fried onions on top!! Great recipe Yvonne!

  3. Kat

    Been using an adapted version of this recipe for a few years now. It’s perfect for lazy nights, and so delicious! It’s a great base recipe that can be made with slight changes to match your tastes. Thank you very much for posting :)

  4. Bonnie Cook

    I’m wondering if I can make this work with sharp cheddar KD. Also some chunky homefries. I don’t have very much beef on hand .

  5. Michelle

    My whole family did not like this at all. We had to add a different kind of sauce to this just to tolerate the flavor. We will not be making this one again. Everything was done exactly as the recipe stated. Sorry 🤷‍♀️

    1. Lia

      It’s pretty sad that you had to make a long comment about how much you didn’t like need to maybe take some yoga classes or meditation to lighten your attitude up..if you don’t like it don’t eat it and keep your negativity with your negative had to make a comment that is rude and uncalled for..the part where you said sorry with the shrug emoji..really?? 🤷‍♀️🤔

      1. GMM

        It’s too bad you think it’s ok to attack Michelle for stating her honest opinion. Not everyone likes everything. You don’t get to tell people what they can and can’t say. And to suggest that she needs yoga or meditation to correct her negativity? Who do you think you are and what’s wrong with YOU that you find someone else’s opinion so offensive.

  6. Amanda

    The chili powder made it much to spicy… couldn’t eat a spoonful without downing a glass of water! I usually like spicy food…. think the recipe calling for 2 teas. chili powder must be incorrect.

    1. mejack

      did you maybe use cayenne pepper instead of regular chili powder? that’s such a small amount that I can’t imagine anyone thinking it’s too spicy.

  7. Lisa

    I’ve made this twice. I didn’t feel the time in the oven improved the taste the first time, so today we ate right from the stovetop with shredded cheese on top. It’s a great quick meal to make after work.

  8. Judi

    I made this recipe and kept it as one of my faves. I added a can of black beans which I always have on hand. Gives it a little more of the mexican twist. The taco spices mentioned by others sounds great. I will give that a try next time.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Judi, I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe! Black beans are a great addition and I love the idea of giving it a Mexican twist. This recipe is so adaptable!

  9. Crystal

    Made this tonight for dinner. We felt we needed some comfort food and this sure fit the bill. I followed the recipe as written. It was easy and yummy. I served a Caesar salad to complete the meal.

  10. Robin

    I made this today and I omitted chili powder because my son can’t have spices. It came out delicious. I also used cheddar cheese for topping, instead of grated cheese.

  11. PM Carberry

    This is truly 50’s comfort food, good on a chilly rainy evening. But my husband found it to be a little on the sweet side, perhaps because of the tomato soup.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Mary, thanks for stopping by and letting me know that you and your husband enjoyed it! This recipe is so versatile and adaptable and I love how you made it your own!

      1. Nance

        I tried this with some tweaks. I didn’t have corn. I’m not real fond of tomato soup in casseroles so I left it out. I added a cup of milk. It was mentioned in comment section to add taco seasoning. I did. Also I added garlic. I love onions, green and red peppers in my casserole. You can buy them in the freezer section at our grocery store all cut up. It’s nice because it makes it easier to throw in. Topped it off with cheddar cheese and threw it in oven.
        It turned out delicious!

    1. Sharon

      We double the recipe and ALL my boys love it! Even my picky 4 year old who barely eats anything! I walked my 16 year old who has Autism through making it one time and now when we have it on the menu he prepares it for us. We follow the recipe exactly and think it’s great!

  12. Julie

    I added onion and garlic and diced raw potato to my hamburger. Cooked and drained. Added mushrooms, corn, cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup, tomato soup, and Italian seasoning. I topped with mixed cheddar cheese and baked 40 minutes at 350 in a 9×13 pan. I will definitely need to double or triple this next time as my kids plowed through it like they were starving!! This will be a keeper for sure!! Thanks!!

    1. Kara Bruno

      I make this for my kids they love it I also add mushrooms and onions, garlic and other seasoning i omit the chili

    2. Yvonne

      You’re making my mouth water Julie, that sounds delicious!! That’s awesome to hear that your kids love it so much! Thanks for letting me know!

    3. Constance

      When we try a recipe, we follow it, and then make any adjustments if we make it again. How can you pass judgment on a recipe when you change it so much that it bears no resemblance to the original?

  13. Will

    I have made other hamburger/macaroni skillets that just use dry noodles. Cook time is usually in the 20 minute range. Do you think dry noodles will work okay in this casserole with your cook time?

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Will, that’s a great question. I haven’t personally tried adding uncooked/dry noodles to the rest of the mixture, but if you want to give it a try I would recommend adding about half a cup of water to the recipe, since the dry noodles will tend to absorb more of the moisture from the recipe than cooked noodles would. Let me know how it turns out if you decide to give it a try!

  14. Patricia

    I was worried if I’d like it with the tomato soup added but was pleasantly surprised. Next time I may add something to make it spicier because that’s how we roll. Ty for recipe.

    1. Yvonne

      Thanks for letting me know that you enjoyed the recipe Patricia! You could even stir a bit of cayenne powder into the dish if you wanted to make it spicy. :)

  15. akwildcat78

    Wasn’t sure if it was 1.5 cups cooked noodles or 1.5. cups dry noodles which yields quite a bit more when cooked, so I split the difference! Just made this tonight, I will post when it comes out of the oven! Thanks!

      1. Yvonne

        Hi Amanda! I recommend using 1.5 cups of uncooked noodles, which will yield about 3 cups of noodles once they are cooked. Hope that helps! Enjoy!

  16. Navymommy

    You have to love a straight out of the pantry recipe! This is a keeper and will try different variations. Great for cold weather (which can’t get here soon enough) comfort eating. Thanks Yvonne!

    1. Yvonne

      Straight out of the pantry is a great way to describe it, I like that! I agree about the cold weather :) I’m ready to snuggle up with a warm bowl of this Hamburger Casserole!

      1. Kate

        Yvonne, I’m just loving reading all your positive replies. You made my day. My casserole is in the oven now. I used 2lbs. ground turkey and added some cream cheese in the mixture w/grated some sharp cheddar for the top. It already smells fantastic. THANK YOU for the inspiration. 😊

    1. Yvonne

      Great question Jenny. Yes, a can of cheddar cheese soup would be a good substitute for cream of mushroom!

  17. Beth

    I made a few changes. Spices while browning meat, garlic salt and pepper. Drained meat added 2 tablespoons homemade taco seasoning. Instead of tomato soup I used a can of rotel. Grated white and yellow cheddar cheese (about 1 cup each) added to meat mixture. Put in 9×13 pan then put more cheese on top covered and baked 30 minutes. Excellent

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Beth, thanks for sharing your delicious tweaks to the recipe! One of the things that I most love about this recipe is how versatile and easy to modify it is.

    2. Janice

      I like your changes because it was a bit bland for us. I added taco seasoning also and the rotel suggestion sounds even better.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Lise! Good question.. this recipe freezes great and holds up well for several months in the freezer. As Kathy recommended in her comment, freezing the recipe in individual serving sizes can be a great way to take the dish straight from the freezer to the microwave or stove top for reheating.

  18. Kathleen

    Made this tonight with a few adjustments. I added garlic powder, coriander, oregano, crushed red pepper in small amounts and used taco seasoned shredded cheese. My family likes spice and they gobbled this up.

    1. Yvonne

      That’s awesome to hear that your family gobbled this dish up Kathleen! Thanks for sharing your tweaks to the recipe, those all sound like good ones.

    1. Lisa

      Great question! It’s what I would like to know as well, or even tomato sauce. I have a family member that dislikes Tomato Soup.

      1. ELISE

        Yes you can. I modified this recipe to be more “mexi” style so I also added velveeta cheese and I add rotel tomatoes too. Once you start putting it together you’ll see how easy it is. I would suggest a lil ketchup with the tomato paste to make it more condensed soup consistency but this is a seriously easy recipe to modify for your resources.

    2. Yvonne

      Good question Ally! As Elise mentioned, this recipe is very easy to modify to fit whatever you have on hand, so virtually any tomato based product should work great!

      By the way, your “mexi style” tweaks to the recipe sound absolutely delicious Elise! Thanks for sharing.

  19. Kathy

    I just make a box of Mac and cheese and add cooked hamburger when the mac and cheese is done. Easy and good.

  20. Anita

    I tried this recipe last night – it was delicious! I added 1 cup of sour cream to the soups/corn mixture as well as garlic and cayenne pepper. We loved it!

    1. Yvonne

      Those sound like great tweaks to the recipe Anita, I’m so happy to hear that you loved it!

      Elise, thanks for answering Adeline’s question! That’s correct, the condensed soups are added to the recipe straight out of the can, without adding water.

  21. Wendy

    I’m not a cook at all… family and friends can attest! This recipe was easy and turned out delicious! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Yvonne

      I’m so happy to hear that this recipe turned out so well for you Wendy! It’s great for chefs and non-chefs alike. :)

    1. Yvonne

      Great question Cheryl! You absolutely could make this recipe using a stove top! It will just require a bit more attention than a crock pot, but you could certainly put all the ingredients in a large stock pot and simmer the recipe on low until it’s fully cooked. Hope that helps!

  22. Kathy

    I have made this twice. I only cook the macaroni to el dente. I find this dish freezes well even with the mac in it. I freeze individual servings and then when I want some I just take it out of the freezer and straight into the microwave till hot. I check after 4 min and stir up then continue heating until completely heated through.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Donna, I’m so happy to hear that your family loved it! If there was ever a time for a warm, hearty meal, now is the time!

  23. Tiff

    I never know when making recipes like this, if I’m supposed to add the can of water for each soup, or just use the contents of the cans…

    1. Yvonne

      Great question Tiff! In this recipe you are only supposed to add the contents of the can, without extra water.

  24. Jill

    What if I wanted to do this in the crock pot? What would be the temp and time? I’m hoping to make this asap so hopefully you see this :)

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Jill, that’s a great question! ! 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 give it a try!

    2. Barb Link

      I have a similar “Taste of Home” recipe that uses 2c dry macaroni, browned and drained meat, and 2c milk. Cook in a crockpot on LOW for 6 hours. It is all just stirred into the pot. I hope that helps!

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Chloe, this recipe makes 8 servings, but depending on how hungry your family is, you may want to double it to ensure that everyone can go back for seconds!

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Susan, absolutely you can freeze left overs! This recipe freezes great and holds up well for several months in the freezer. :)

  25. Deborah

    I was wondering if anyone has tried this with frozen hash browns instead of noodles. If so, I’d love to hear how it turned out. We are trying the noodle version tonight.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Deborah, I haven’t personally tried this recipe with frozen hash browns before, but I imagine that it would probably be pretty tasty! Please let me know how it is if you end up giving it a try.

  26. DOJO52

    Want to try your hamburger casserole but I have just one question.
    I get really sick if I eat mushrooms what can I use instead of mushroom soup?

  27. Cindy H

    I made this tonight. I followed the recipe but used 2 cups of cooked noodles.
    Hubby didn’t think the corn made sense but I enjoyed it!!

    Was thinking you could do a Mexican spin and add a half can Rotel peppers ?! I wonder if anyone has ever tried that.

    1. Yvonne

      Hi Cindy, I’m so glad to hear that you enjoyed the recipe along with the corn! I think a Mexican spin on the recipe is a great idea and I’d love to hear about your experience if you end up trying it!

  28. Lisa

    My 9 year old son hates tomato sauce so I omitted the tomato soup and this dish was super yummy with just the mushroom soup! Such an easy, comfort food recipe. :)

    1. Yvonne

      I’m so happy to hear that you and your son loved this dish Lisa! Nice work on making the recipe your own to better jive with your son’s taste preferences. :)

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