rich hamburger casserole

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

A very easy casserole. If you want to "lighten" it up just substitute cheeses to light or fat free.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix macaroni,cream cheese and cottage cheese put in greased (I use spray) 9"x 13" casserole dish.
  2. Mix hamburger, tomato sauce and spices.
  3. let simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Put hamburger mixture evenly on top of macaroni.
  5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top of hamburger.
  6. Cook at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
  7. Let stand for about 5 minutes before cutting.


Most Helpful

This was REALLY good, and aptly named as "rich" --the whole family loved it! I was a bit confused about the recipe as ingredient amounts were vague, but winged it and came out fine! I used an 8 oz package of cream cheese and an 8 oz can of tomato sauce (recipe did not specify). Also, it never said to brown the hamburger, but I of course did. I browned it with all the spices listed in the recipe and then added the tomato sauce and sugar before letting it simmer for 15 minutes. End result was a VERY tasty supper! We will make this one again, maybe with fat free cheeses next time. Tonite we used reduced fat and it was plenty rich & creamy. Thanks marylynne for a great supper dish!!!

Christine Walraven July 24, 2002

This is really tasty. I was serving 4 so this is what I did,I used just over 500 grams ground beef, I browned it adding the garlic powder and then added 1 can of tomato sauce and the herbs...I used a 250 gram pottle of lite cream cheese and the same amount of cottage cheese. Topped with the mozzarella and enjoyed a delicious simple dinner. Will make it again and probably add an onion and some mushrooms while browning the beef. Thanks for a tasty simple recipe.

Evie* April 05, 2006

Needed more spices. I tried to cook it in a pan on top of the stove and the color was not pretty:) It was a nice try though.

Gail Doyle June 25, 2003

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