Cheeseburger casserole is a tasty dinner that’s sure to please!

This easy meal is made with fun rotini pasta and a beefy, cheeseburger-inspired sauce.

Why not offer burger toppings and let everyone build their own ‘cheeseburger’ masterpiece!?

a serving of bacon cheeseburger casserole

Easy Cheesy Casserole!

  • Easy crowd-pleaser! This cheeseburger casserole recipe is the perfect mid-week family favorite or an easy weekend sleepover casserole!
  • Batch cooking favorite! Bacon cheeseburger casserole is fast and can be doubled up to enjoy all week long for quick dinners or workday lunches.
  • Easy cleanup! Make it in one pot and take it straight to the table or keep it warm in a Crockpot for potlucks and parties!
  • Pickles can be added to the recipe or as a garnish. Every cheeseburger needs pickles!
ingredients to make bacon cheeseburger casserole: bacon bits, pasta, mustard, ketchup, onion, shredded cheese, soup, beef, and milk

Ingredients and Variations

Beef – Go for an 80/20 blend for that little bit of extra fat that adds juicy flavor to bacon cheeseburger casserole! Feel free to toss in leftover cooked turkey, chicken, or even chopped-up steak pieces!

Pasta – Rotini is great because the tasty sauce clings to the ridges. Other suitable macaroni shapes are small and medium-sized shells, penne, or bow-tie pasta.

Sauce – Switch out the cream of mushroom for the cream of chicken or French onion soup. If soup isn’t available, use 1 ½ cups of heavy cream or make homemade cream of chicken or cream of mushroom for a healthier option. Spicy chili sauce can be used in place of ketchup if desired.

Toppings – Anything that goes on a cheeseburger goes on a cheeseburger casserole! Shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes and pickles, chopped or French-fried onions and an extra sprinkle of cheddar cheese are all delish toppings for bacon cheeseburger casserole! Use store-bought bacon bits or make your own with this easy oven baked bacon recipe.

Variations – Make it low-carb and switch out the rotini for zucchini noodles or cauliflower florets!

How to Make Cheeseburger Casserole

  1. Cook pasta al dente & drain.
  2. Brown ground beef and onion. Mix in soup, milk, ketchup, mustard, and 1 cup of cheese.
  3. Stir pasta and ground beef in a casserole dish and top with remaining shredded cheese and bacon bits.
  4. Bake until bubbly and heated through.
  5. Top with extra pickles, cheese, and bacon bits, if desired.

Serving Suggestions

Serve bacon cheeseburger casserole with a side of cucumber radish salad or an easy broccoli salad. Don’t forget a side of deliciously crispy Texas toast garlic bread or some fantastic cheesy bread and one of these fun desserts!

a serving of bacon cheeseburger casserole

Tips and Time Savers

  • Always cook the pasta to ‘al dente’ which means the pasta is still a little firm since it will continue to cook in the oven.
  • Freshly grated cheese performs better than pre-shredded because it doesn’t have anti-caking agents in it.
  • Keep leftover cheeseburger casserole in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days–it tastes even better as the flavors blend!
  • This recipe can be frozen, but be aware the pasta won’t be as firm once it’s thawed. Feel free to add fresh pasta or work the leftovers into a hearty hamburger soup.

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Cheeseburger Pasta Casserole

This cheeseburger pasta casserole is easy to make with all the savory ingredients like onion, mushrooms, ketchup, mustard, cheese, and pickles, that are found on a regular cheeseburger!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly


  • 8 ounces rotini pasta or other medium pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 can condensed mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • ¼ cup bacon bits or 4 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon


  • Preheat oven to 375℉.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta al dente, according to the package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking, add ground beef and onion to a large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until the meat is no longer pink and the onions are tender, about 8 minutes.
  • To the beef, stir in the condensed soup, milk, ketchup, mustard, and 1 cup of cheese. Mix well.
  • In an ungreased 9×13 inch baking dish stir together the pasta and ground beef mixture. Top with remaining cheese and bacon bits.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and the casserole is heated through.
  • Serve with your favorite burger toppings.


  • This casserole can be made ahead by covering and refrigerating without the cheese on the top. Then, when ready to serve, allow casserole to warm to room temperature, add 1 cup of cheese and bacon, and heat in 350℉ oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.
  • Top with your favorite burger toppings: lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, or additional bacon.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 575mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 497IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 338mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner
Cuisine American

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