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Hamburger Casserole

This Hamburger Casserole is the ultimate comfort food that everyone will make on repeat. It is made with simple ingredients like pasta sauce, vegan ground beef, precooked pasta to make things even easier and finally for an amazing flavor garlic and chili powder. A quick and easy meal which is ready in 25 minutes. Kids approved.

Fresh herbs are given over the Hamburger Casserole before serving.

 

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Ingredients for the Hamburger Casserole are assembled in small bowls on a wooden board.

Diced onions and vegan ground beef is fried in a small frying pan.

Why this is the best Hamburger Casserole

Easy as it gets for you with step by step pictures, with little effort you get the best results.

Rich in flavor with garlic and chili powder seriously one amazing flavor booster.

Filling, satisfying and budget friendly.

Leftover pasta is used, which leads to a faster result.

Shows how tomato sauce is added to the frying pan with vegan ground beef and onions.

What you need for this Hamburger Casserole recipe

First you need a 8×11 casserole dish. Feel free to use a larger casserole but keep in mind that you will need to use more quantities of the ingredients:

  • leftover pasta
  • tomato sauce
  • olive oil
  • vegan ground beef

 

  • onions
  • garlic
  • chili powder
  • vegan cheddar

Precooked pasta is mixed with the tomato sauce.

How to make Hamburger Casserole

First preheat oven to 400°F and set your 8×11 inch casserole ready.

Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and onions and fry for around 2 minutes. Give vegan ground beef to the pan and fry for 2 minutes more until browned.

Mix in the pasta sauce and chili powder, season with salt and pepper. Add pasta and combine.

Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle with vegan cheddar. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Serve on plates or in bowls, enjoy.

This makes such an amazing, satisfying meal which is so good for dinner, lunch, so easy.

Hamburger Casserole is transferred to a casserole dish and covered with vegan cheese.

Storage in the fridge

Leftovers of the Hamburger Casserole will stay fresh for around 4 days, so this is an amazing meal for meal prep.

Pop it in the oven whenever you need and want it.

Top view of the Hamburger Casserole after baking.

How to freeze Hamburger Casserole

It is a easy freezer meal which is a keeper for your family, that means all you need is to cover with foil and freeze.

If reheating, allow to thaw completely, cook to the directions above.

A portion of the Hamburger Casserole on a small white plate with the casserole in the background.

Variations:

Switch pasta for rice or potatoes.

Add more veggies like peas, corn, bell pepper.

Collage of two pictures of the Hamburger Casserole with recipe title text.

Try this Hamburger Casserole, tag me on Instagram and Facebook so I can see all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

A portion of the Hamburger Casserole on a small white plate with the casserole in the background.

Hamburger Casserole

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Hamburger Casserole is the ultimate comfort food that everyone will make on repeat. It is made with simple ingredients like pasta sauce, vegan ground beef, precooked pasta to make things even easier and finally for an amazing flavor garlic and chili powder. A quick and easy meal which is ready in 25 minutes. Kids approved.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups leftover pasta, cooked, (use gf, if needed)
  • 22 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 15 oz vegan ground beef
  • 1 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 oz vegan cheddar, shredded
  • salt, pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First preheat oven to 400°F and set your 8x11 inch casserole ready.
  2. Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic and onions and fry for around 2 minutes. Give vegan ground beef to the pan and fry for 2 minutes more until browned.
  3. Mix in the pasta sauce and chili powder, season with salt and pepper. Add pasta and combine.
  4. Transfer to a baking dish and sprinkle with vegan cheddar. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Serve on plates or in bowls, enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 486Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 118mgSodium: 1988mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 9gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

 

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