How to Make Cheeseburger Casserole: A Childhood Classic With a Twist
If you love cheeseburgers, you’ll love this easy and delicious casserole that combines ground beef, cheese, bacon, and tater tots in one dish. It’s a great way to use up leftover ingredients and feed a hungry crowd. Plus, it has a secret ingredient that adds a burst of flavor and makes it extra creamy. Read on to find out how to make this cheesy and satisfying casserole that will remind you of your childhood.
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup of chopped onion
- 1/4 cup of chopped pickle
- 1/4 cup of ketchup
- 2 tablespoons of mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 ounces of cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup of sour cream
- 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 4 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
- 4 cups of frozen tater tots
- Parsley for garnish (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375°F and spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef, onion, and pickle, breaking up the meat with a spatula, until browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes. Drain the excess fat.
- Stir in the ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper and spread the mixture evenly over the bottom of the prepared baking dish.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and garlic powder until smooth and creamy. This is the secret ingredient that makes the casserole extra rich and flavorful.
- Spoon the cream cheese mixture over the beef layer and spread it gently with a spatula.
- Sprinkle half of the cheese and half of the bacon over the cream cheese layer.
- Arrange the tater tots in a single layer over the cheese and bacon layer.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the tater tots are golden and crispy.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese and bacon over the top and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Let the casserole rest for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with parsley if desired.
- This casserole is a cheesy and satisfying dish that combines ground beef, cheese, bacon, and tater tots.
- It has a secret ingredient that adds a burst of flavor and makes it extra creamy: a mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, and garlic powder.
- It’s easy to make and perfect for using up leftover ingredients and feeding a hungry crowd.
- It’s a childhood classic with a twist that will remind you of cheeseburgers.