cheeseburger casserole

Our cheeseburger casserole is one of those “big family” meals. Filling, hearty, easy and frugal. It is similar to a homemade hamburger helper but a thousand times better.

Since all of the ingredients are things I have in my price book (see my Bless-my-budget.com site for price book info) I can easily add up the cost of this dish.

here are the ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef (I paid $1.37)
  • 3 16oz packages of pasta (I paid 50cents each = $1.50)
  • 1 large onion ( I paid 99 cents for a bag so 25cents)
  • 1 8oz bag shredded cheese ( I paid $1.67) I use the Fiesta Blend Cheese
  • 1 16oz can tomato sauce,  (94cents, if I don’t have it from the garden)

 

This is super easy, boil your water and cook your pasta in a large pot. While that is cooking, brown your ground beef with your diced onion. After both of those are done, drain your pasta and then add the cooked meat and onions and the tomato sauce and the shredded cheese to the same pot and mix well. You can put in serving bowl and serve as is or you can put in a casserole dish and add more cheese to the top and bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted. this dish easily serves our big family of 10 with some homemade rolls and salad. The main dish should cost under $6 if you shop like I do 🙂 .