Servings: 8

I have a checklist when I am picking out meals on a day-to-day basis. Being a super busy working mom I have to make sure that I can still give my family what they deserve. And this 4-ingredient Hamburger Casserole wipes my checklist clean – delicious, easy, quick, and budget-friendly, checked!


1 (1 pound) box medium pasta shells

1 pound ground beef

2 (10 ounces) cans of tomato soup

2 c. shredded cheddar

1 c. shredded mozzarella

1/2 c. water

garlic, salt & pepper to taste

How to make 4 Ingredient Hamburger Casserole

Step 1: According to package directions, cook, then drain the pasta.

Step 2: In the meantime, prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees and grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.

Step 3: Brown and crumble the ground beef in a large skillet with garlic powder, salt and pepper, or any seasoning of your choice.

Step 4: To the skillet, add the cooked pasta, tomato soup, a half cup of water, and half of the cheese. Stir and cook over medium heat for about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 5: Into the prepared baking dish, transfer the mixture, and top with the rest of the cheese.

Step 6: Tent the dish with foil, place it inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes.

Step 7: Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes. In the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking time, turn the broiler to brown the cheese.

Step 8: Remove from the oven and enjoy immediately. For any leftover, store in the fridge for up to 3 days.


If you want stringy cheese, feel free to use mozzarella. Or if you prefer 100% cheddar, it’s perfectly fine.
You can leave out the onion if you prefer.

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