Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole

Makes 6 Servings

  • Total Time: 25
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20

Our Cheeseburger Macaroni Casserole is comfort food at its best! This recipe is easy to make and requires minimal chopping (and dishes), making it a simple dinner option for busy weeknights.



Cooking spray

1 medium onion, chopped

1 pound lean ground beef

2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp kosher salt (plus more to taste)

1/4 tsp pepper

3 cloves fresh garlic, minced

1 pound uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni (or whole wheat penne or rotini pasta)

16 oz tomato sauce

4 cups low sodium beef broth

¼ to 1/2 cup milk (fat level of choice)

¾ cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 3/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese

Chopped parsley or scallions, to garnish



1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven with cooking spray. Add onion and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. 

2. Add ground beef to pot, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Add garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper. Cook until beef is browned and onion is soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for and additional 30 seconds, or until fragrant; drain fat if needed.  

3. Stir in tomato sauce, uncooked macaroni and beef broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook until pasta is al dente (about 7 minutes), stirring occasionally. 

4. Remove from heat. Stir in Greek yogurt and milk. Stir in 1 1/4 cups of cheese, continue stirring until cheese is melted. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Top with remaining cheese. Heat in the oven at 350 until cheese is melted, 3-5 minutes. Garnish with parsley or scallions if desired. Serve immediately.