California Cheeseburger Pasta Casserole

Total Time
25 mins
25 mins

It really does taste like a Ca. Cheeseburger! You can skip baking and just serve it staight from the skillet if your short on time. My kids really love it.

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  1. Prepare pasta according ton package directions; drain. Do NOT rinse.
  2. While pasta is cooking, in a large skillet, brown ground beef with onion. Drain fat.
  3. Return beef and onion mixture to hot skillet. Over low-med heat, stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, milk, mayo, ketchup, relish, mustard, pepper, salt, garlic powder, oregano and 2 1/2 cups cheese. Stir and cook until cheese is melted. Add hot cooked pasta and gently mix together.
  4. At this point either:.
  5. a) sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese; heat through and serve. OR.
  6. b) Pour into a 13" x 9" or larger baking dish, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese ans bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
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5 5

We enjoyed this casserole! Something a little different that does taste like cheeseburgers. A half recipe was plenty for my family of five. Used a drained can of diced tomatoes, American cheese, and baked as directed. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

4 5

Yep, it tastes like a cheeseburger! I took it to school to share and everyone enjoyed it. This makes a ton and is very filling. Perfect comfort food for a cold, cloudy, rainy night. (We get those a lot in Seattle.) Thanks for sharing! ***Made for Spring PAC 2012***

5 5

This recipe deserves more than 5 stars! My BF marks lower than most people and he gave it 6! We couldn't get sweet pickle relish in the UK so I finely diced some gherkins. Luckily, we found American mustard as English mustard wouldn't taste the same. Made the rest exactly as written. Thanks for a wonderful treat, and it's much easier on my diet than a proper California cheeseburger!