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Ground Beef Casserole

After talking with my friend about how to stop feeling like a short order cook, she shared this ground beef casserole recipe and we haven’t looked back. Packed with flavor and the perfect ingredients, this simple family meal is sure to become one of your families favorite recipes.

ground beef casserole in a dish with pasta and beef

Over the years, we have done many variations of this recipe depending on what we had in the home. In the picture above we used Penne noodles and pepper jack cheese with the same results….a perfect easy family meal that our family dives into without hesitation.

Dig into dinner tonight!

Easy Ground Beef Casserole

  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 40 minutes
  • Total Time 50 minutes
  • Servings 8 -10

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 15 oz can of Veg-All Mixed Vegetables
  • 2 cups macaroni noodles (cooked)
  • ¼ cup onion (chopped)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

Sauce Mixture:

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup milk

How to Make Ground Beef Casserole

    1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
    2. Cook macaroni noodles as directed and drain.
    3. Brown ground beef and onion and drain grease.
    4. Melt butter, mix in flour and milk to make the sauce in a bowl.
    5. Add Veg-All Mixed Vegetables and macaroni noodles together with ground beef in a 9×13 oven safe dish.
    6. Mix in 1 cup shredded cheese and add sauce mixture to casserole.
    7. Top with 1 cup shredded cheese.
    8. Bake at 350˚ for 30-40 minutes.

    Get the printable Easy Ground Beef Casserole Recipe below.

    close up of ground beef casserole in a dish

     

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    ground beef casserole in a dish with pasta and beef

    Easy Ground Beef Casserole

    Yield: 10
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 40 minutes
    Total Time: 50 minutes

    Ground Beef Casserole is one of those staples that every family should have on the dinner table. This recipe is easy to make and tastes so delicious!

    Ingredients

    • 1 lb ground beef
    • 15 oz can of Veg-All Mixed Vegetables
    • 2 cups macaroni noodles (cooked)
    • ¼ cup onion (chopped)
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

    Sauce Mixture :

    • ¼ cup butter or margarine
    • ¼ cup flour
    • 1 cup milk

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
    2. Cook macaroni noodles as directed and drain.
    3. Brown ground beef and onion and drain grease.
    4. Melt butter, mix in flour and milk to make the sauce in a bowl.
    5. Add Veg-All Mixed Vegetables and macaroni noodles together with ground beef in a 9x13 oven safe dish.
    6. Mix in 1 cup shredded cheese and add sauce mixture to casserole.
    7. Top with 1 cup shredded cheese.
    8. Bake at 350˚ for 30-40 minutes.
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 serving
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 310mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g

    This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 6/3/2020.

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39 Comments

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      Hi Miranda! Veg-all is mixed vegetables in a can. I have also updated the recipe to include this information. Thank you for reaching out!

  1. Lauren @ infinite.nu says:

    This sounds good and, even better, SO easy! I’m kind of on a cooking kick right now, so this one is getting bookmarked. :)

    Stopping by from #SITSBlogging
    Lauren

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      Thanks for stopping by Lauren! Hope you enjoyed the recipe!

  2. Looks good! I’m trying it and it’s in the oven right now.
    Just an observation – I didn’t see where it said to add the salt and pepper, but I assumed it would be best in the sauce so that’s what I did. Also, I think it would be helpful to have a suggested pan size – I’m using a 9×13 and it looks like it’s a good fit, but it’s nice to not guess. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      Thank you for the suggestions and stopping by Laura! I hope you enjoyed the recipe this evening with your family!

  3. What is shredded Cheese Sauce?

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      Hi Kristi! It was a typo on my part. It has been fixed. Sorry about that.

  4. I wonder if you could freeze this at the point before it goes in the oven….thoughts?

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      I have not tried freezing it, but I don’t see why you couldn’t do it. Let me know how it turns out Cathy!

  5. Do you drain the vegall before mixing in?

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      Yes, drain the Veg-All into a strainer and rinse if you would like to. Thanks for stopping by…hope you enjoy the casserole!

  6. Chris Bethune says:

    Hi Kristi :)
    I saw this recipe and thought it was a very good use of ground beef that I could incorp into the rotation on the family menu. I did season the beef and the sauce with a bit of salt, pepper and onion powder. My husb doesn’t like onions and I love them so it is a compromise. He is also not a pasta fan so I sub’d potatoes for the noodles and melted some pepper jack on top. This is such a versatile recipe, I love it. Thanks for the inspiration! God bless!

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      Hi Chris! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe and were able to substitute the potatoes and onion powder seasoning to compromise. I’m definitely going to try your version. Thank you for sharing and stopping by!

  7. what type of cheese?

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      I use any type of shredded cheese with this casserole. Hope you enjoy!

  8. This recipe was so simple! It is great to find a recipe that is so versatile. I stuck pretty close to the original recipe. Instead of Veg-All I used frozen peas and carrots, I also doubled the sauce and cheese. I also seasoned with salt and pepper and a but of fresh garlic. Its in the oven and smelling amazing! Hoping it tastes as good as it smells! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  9. Sheri Ness says:

    I love this recipe i was looking for a good recipe to use hamburger in cause i have a large family. And i also love the veggies in it. I’m always trying to get my kids to eat more vegetables which is hard with a wide range of ages.

  10. Cooking this for dinner tonite. Looks DELICIOUS.

  11. I am Interested in trying this, but I do not see the sauce ingredients. Am I missing something?

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      The sauce mixture is listed in the ingredient list.

  12. Liked this. My husband can be picky but enjoyed this. I definetly wrote this one in my notebook of online recipes. It’s nice to find smoething new to do w/ground beef. I was getting sick of tatertot casserole.

    1. Awesome Becky! Glad your family enjoyed the recipe! :)

  13. Was looking for an easy recipe and I’m trying this one. It was so easy to make! I added mushrooms chopped up and fried with the Hamburg and onion along with the salt and pepper, I added Mrs. Dash seasoning. Didn’t say to cover in the oven so I didn’t. Came out great and was delicious!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the recipe and put your own twist on the recipe Barbara! I’ll have to try your additions when we make it again!

  14. Just my type of recipe. Looks delicious. I will definitely be making this! Thanks…

  15. Maria A Ochaeta says:

    This recipe looks delicious but could I use rotel instead of the mixed vegetables?

    1. You could try it, but I’ve never done it. We add the mixed vegetables to help our family get their daily intake of veggies. If you decide to try it with Rotel, I’d love to know how it turned out.

  16. Kathy Bletscher says:

    This is in the oven now! It looks so good and easy! Thanks for posting the recipe!

  17. Babette Russell says:

    Thank you for sharing this recipe! My husband & I really enjoyed it. Plus it is a dish I think my grandchildren will eat while they visit. I did make a few changes. I added some basil, minced garlic, chopped peppers & some beef broth base (Better than Bullion). This recipe is a keeper! Thank you!

    1. Love the additions you added to the recipe Babette! I’ll have to try adding them next time!

  18. Made a few changes, like frozen veggies, reduced pepper to 1/4 tsp, increased salt to 1/2 tsp, and increased milk to 2 cups. How that I have read some of the other reviews I will add some garlic and possibly some beef bouillon next time. Just out oven. Looks good!

  19. Delicious! It is not very often that my husband and daughter go back for seconds… they did with this recipe though. Thank you. I did add saluted mushrooms on top because I needed to use it before it got old. It did make a great addition. I love that this recipe can be tweaked in many ways!

  20. I tried this last night, very delicious! I used frozen mixed veggies. The recipe had some questions un-answered but it wasn’t hard to figure out. The salt and pepper that it called for wasn’t in the directions but I added it to the sauce. I think next time I will mix the sauce in instead of pouring over the top before adding the cheese. I will definitely be making this again, yummy!

  21. Dave Shaw says:

    Glad to have run across your recipe. My mother used to feed a family of six (four boys) with something similar to this. She used to put crushed potato chips on top. Thank you.

  22. Just so I’m clear on this: I actually need 16 oz. of shredded cheese; 8 oz. in the mixture and another 8 oz. for the topping? Thanks in advance.

    1. You will only need 8 ounces of cheese. 4 ounces in the mixture and 4 ounces on top. Hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do!

  23. I tried this tonight & got really good reviews. I do find I had to add a cup & a half more milk than the recipe called for because the white sauce was too thick. I also added a tsp of beef better than bullion paste. I also used frozen mixed veggies by adding into the meat at the end of cooking it. I will add some gentle spice next time with some basil. Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Excellent! Glad you enjoyed it and love your suggestions.

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