Hamburger casserole dresses up tomato soup to make a hearty dinner.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: casserole, kid-friendly, pasta, tomato
16ouncessmall pastaI used macaroni
1small yellow onion
1poundground hamburger or turkey
2, 10.75-ouncecans tomato soup
1heaping teaspoon dried basil
1heaping teaspoon dried oregano
1heaping teaspoon dried parsley
1/2teaspoonred pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
2cupsshredded cheeseI used a combination of monterrey jack and mild cheddar
Prepare a 9-by-13-inch baking dish by spraying it with non-stick spray and set aside. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Brown the hamburger and onion in a large skillet over medium heat.
While the hamburger is browning, cook the pasta according to package directions and drain.
Once the hamburger is cooked through and the onions are soft, drain as much grease from the pan as you can and then add the garlic. Saute for a couple minutes until the garlic starts to brown slightly, and add in the tomato soup, spices, and fill one of the soup cans halfway with water and add that into the pan as well. Stir to combine.
Let the mixture cook for a few minutes to let the flavors meld.
Dump the cooked noodles into the prepared baking dish and top with the hamburger mixture. Just spread the hamburger mixture over the top of the noodles; there's no need to mix it together.
Top the casserole with cheese and cover the dish with aluminum foil.
Bake for 20 minutes, remove the foil, and bake for another 10 minutes. Then turn the broiler on high to brown the cheese just a bit—probably about two minutes, but keep an eye on it.
Let the casserole cool for about 10 minutes and then serve.
Hamburger Casserole https://spiceupkitchen.net/2020/03/12/beef-up-your-dinner-menu-with-casserole/ March 12, 2020 "Spice Up Your Life" by Lindsey Young