One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole

Mar 04

We had another snow day yesterday, and I was planning to cook and cook and cook. But then, I turned on House of Cards, and the rest of the day found me curled up on the couch.

I had one meal in the crockpot for dinner, but for lunch, I was looking for a quick, one skillet meal. Enter the one pot cheeseburger skillet, adapted from Damn Delicious. Perfect for a cold day- filling and delicious and only a tiny bit of clean-up. That just means more House of Cards on Netflix.

What are your favorite one pot dinners?


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  • 1 tbsolive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 can whole peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tsp deli mustard
  • 1 pound rotini
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Prep time: about 10 minutes
  • Cook time: about 30 minutes
  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy


Heat olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add ground beef and onion -- brown ground beef, about five minutes. Season with salt and pepper while browning. Then, drain the fat.

Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken broth, ketchup, mustard, pasta, and two cups water. Bring to a boil. Cover the pot with a lid, and reduce heat and simmer pasta is cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Remove from heat -- serve with individual bowls and top with cheese.


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Comments: 23

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) Mar 04 at 1:24 pm Reply

    I love things that you can make in one pot like this. Usually it’s great food and less dishes are always good, too!

  2. I love one pot meals!

  3. Jennifer B Mar 04 at 3:24 pm Reply

    This looks super easy for lunch! My kids would gobble this up!

  4. mer Mar 04 at 3:53 pm Reply

    love one dish meals – especially with peppers and onions! yum!

  5. Trisha Mar 04 at 4:56 pm Reply

    I have a ton of ground beef in my freezer and this seems like the perfect recipe to use it on! I’m sure my whole family would love this casserole.

  6. Tonya Mar 04 at 5:09 pm Reply

    I make one pot dishes pretty often simply because I hate doing more dishes than necessary :) This one looks delish!

  7. Pam Mar 04 at 6:26 pm Reply

    I love anything you can make in one pot. Especially when it looks this tasty!

  8. brett Mar 04 at 6:39 pm Reply

    looks perfect for a busy weeknight meal!! YUM

  9. Maggie @ The Love Nerds Mar 04 at 6:40 pm Reply

    I love one pot recipes, and this looks super yummy, Elizabeth! Pinning for later.

  10. K Squared Glamour Mar 04 at 7:01 pm Reply

    I love one pot dinners. This one looks great!

  11. Amanda Mar 04 at 7:15 pm Reply

    Yummy! One pot dinners make this Mamma happy! This looks so yummy and I know my kids would love it too!

  12. lisa jones Mar 04 at 7:26 pm Reply

    How Convenient & Looks So Good!!

  13. Amy Desrosiers Mar 04 at 8:14 pm Reply

    This is one of those meals that I wonder why it took so long to make! Going to add this to my list of “to try” recipes.

  14. Mama to 5 BLessings Mar 04 at 10:31 pm Reply

    sounds yummy, my family would enjoy this for sure!

  15. Jessica Beal Harlow Mar 04 at 10:55 pm Reply

    I can completely understand how House of Cards could eat up an afternoon! lol…This looks yummy and like something my whole family would be happy to sit down to!

  16. DawnC Mar 04 at 11:11 pm Reply

    Oh I love one pot dishes! I bet my kids would even eat this. I will have to make it.

  17. Debbie Denny Mar 04 at 11:24 pm Reply

    I could definately get into this.

  18. Mandy@ Mar 05 at 12:08 am Reply

    My family would love this!!! Sounds like hamburger helper.

  19. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell Mar 05 at 8:36 am Reply

    That looks like a total belly-warm-er-upper. Sounds fantastic!

  20. Janeane Davis Mar 05 at 8:47 am Reply

    I am a fan of one pot meals because they make clean up easier! My kids all like cheeseburger so this would be a nice surprise for my family.

  21. Lexie Lane Mar 05 at 5:35 pm Reply

    I truly have never had a cheeseburger casserole! This looks good enough that I’m sure even my little picky eater would like it!

  22. Danielle Mar 06 at 2:31 am Reply

    This one will definitely be a winner with my kids! Thank you for posting :)

  23. Debi Mar 06 at 10:00 am Reply

    I love easy dishes like this that the kids will eat up.

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