California Cheeseburger Pasta Casserole

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.


Most Helpful

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!

LonghornMama December 08, 2013

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***

rickoholic83 April 03, 2012

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!

Shuzbud March 08, 2010

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