Recipe video above. It's beefy, cheesy and saucy. If you love Cheeseburgers and Mac and Cheese, then you will LOVE this Cheeseburger Casserole! A homemade version of Hamburger Helper, the boxed pasta. One pot, 30 minutes start to finish!
* These are optional. Can also add more diced vegetables of choice - or even reduce pasta and add even more veg.
1. American chili powder
is a combination of spices, not just chilli. I always bring some back with me! Sub as follows: 1/4 tsp each paprika, cumin, coriander plus pinch of cayenne.
2. Cheese -
You can substitute with other cheeses that melt but be sure to use a flavoured cheese, not a mild flavoured cheese like mozzarella. The cheese is required for flavouring in this recipe.
3. Storage -
As with all pastas, the sauce tends to get sucked up by the pasta so it's not as saucy. But this reheats very well - I just microwave. Haven't tried freezing but I see no reason why it wouldn't freeze well.
Make ahead idea -
make the beef and add all the liquids. Then store until required and on the day of, reheat the beef/liquid, add pasta and cook per recipe.
My good friend Jo from Jo Cooks
, it's one of many fabulous one pot recipes in her cookbook, 30 Minute One Pot Meals. Ever so slightly amended.