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My family loves this hamburger casserole and I make it often.

This casserole is quick and easy to make and is comfort food at its best. This recipe is one you will definitely want to save, it’s perfect for a busy night. Casseroles keep well and my family loves anything with hamburger and cheese.  You might also like our recipe for ritzy cabbage casserole.

Hamburger Casserole ingredients needed:

ground beef


cream of mushroom soup







macaroni pasta

sharp cheddar cheese

This casserole is one of our most popular recipes with many wonderful review! It’s a hearty dish your family will love.

Recipe feedback: “We just finished eating way too much of this, it’s really that good! I’m sharing this recipe with friends and family, and I told my husband this will go to his next work potluck because it’s a 10!” – Lynn

“I tried this tonight also and it was fabulous, minus the mushrooms, which my family won’t eat. I used cheddar cheese inside and cheddar and mozzarella cheese on the top. I also served it with french green beans and buttered toast…..My family said it was a 10.” – Connie


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4.9 from 46 votes

Hamburger Supreme Casserole

This Hamburger Casserole is perfect for a busy night
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hamburger casserole
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 4 ounce can mushrooms
  • 2 cups macaroni uncooked
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated or shredded


  • Brown meat and onion with garlic until tender in skillet on top of the stove.  Cook macaroni according to package directions, drain and set aside.
  • Drain hamburger mixture and stir in soup, milk, seasonings, and mushrooms.  Layer half of hamburger, macaroni and cheese in a 2 quart casserole. Repeat with meat and macaroni.  Save last half of cheese.  
  • Bake in preheated 350 degree oven, uncovered,  for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Return to oven until cheese melts. Makes 6-8 servings.


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  1. This is one of my go to recipes! I’ve never had anyone not like it.5 stars

  2. Linda Gray says:

    too bland, cannot recommend, will not make again2 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Linda,

      As you can see this recipe has many positive reviews. Not every recipe works for everyone. Thanks

  3. This was AMAZING! Added 4 stalks of sliced celery to the last 5 minutes of the noodles. Kept everything the same. Will definitely be making again & sharing the recipe with my grown children!

  4. First time trying. Just took it out of the oven and the first sample tastes awesome.
    Just a heads up, the description says to cook uncovered but when you print the recipe it doesn’t say covered or uncovered. Glad I cooked uncovered and it’s perfect.
    Thanks again. It’s a keeper.5 stars

  5. Sharon Kellie says:

    could you do this in a slow cooker?

  6. Jessica from Kentucky says:

    This was very good. Next time I will add a little of taco seasoning or something to spice it up just a little. Will make this again for sure5 stars

  7. I don’t have garlic on hand, but I do have garlic powder. Can I substitute and how much would I use? Thanks.

  8. This is my 3rd time making this! Its soooo good! Hubby doesn’t really like mushrooms, so I add a can of corn instead. (he doesn’t know I use cream of MUSHROOM soup in it too! lol) Definitely a keeper!5 stars

  9. We just finished eating way too much of this, it’s really that good! I’m sharing this recipe with friends and family, and I told my husband this will go to his next work potluck because it’s a 10!5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Wonderful! I am so glad you enjoyed it! We love this one too 🙂

      • Made this for dinner and from your directions it looked like layering meat sauce then noodles and cheese and repeat. But my noodles on top were all dried out, so I think next time I will just mix the whole thing together and put foil on top when I do the initial baking, and then remove the foil, top with cheese and put it in till the cheese melts. If the top noodles hadn’t been so crunchy I would have given it 4 stars.3 stars

  10. Lisa Harper says:

    I make a similar dish, except I cook it in a Dutch oven on top of stove..
    after browning beef, onions, and seasonings, I then add uncooked noodles. I add a can of beef broth..or you can use a can of beefy mushroom soup..or both of these, depending on size of dish you need. I then add shredded cheese and mix all together. This is a go to dish here, and one I make at least once a month. ** you could empty it into a baking dish after it’s done on stove** baking at 350 for 15-30 minutes..adding more cheese on top.5 stars

  11. Britani Szitar says:

    Can’t wait to try this!! It’s ok to omit the mushrooms without altering any other ingredients right?5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Should be fine. If you don’t want to use the cream of mushroom soup, someone left a comment saying cream of celery worked well. Enjoy!

  12. This is a new family favorite!5 stars

  13. Has anyone tried this with cream of bacon soup?

  14. Has anyone tried cooking this and then freezing some of it? I’m guessing it would be ok as I have done it with other casseroles but thought I’d ask. Thanks in advance!

  15. Michelle McBride says:

    I was so excited to try this only change I did was fresh mushrooms… I did add last nites left over peas…
    It seems really dry…. Advice?
    Oh I did barely use Thyme.. not a fan of thyme..
    I will have to try this again but it needs more moisture.
    Thoughts on how I could have failed this recipie?5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      You could try adding a little more milk, Michelle, because you added extra ingredients they could have soaked up more of the liquid and you did use fresh mushrooms in the recipe. Hope this helps.

  16. This is in the oven right now, and it smells good! I would like to make this as a meal for a meal train, but I feel like I should also include some kind of side? Any suggestions? All I can think of is a tossed salad. Thanks!5 stars

  17. My family doesn’t do cream of anything soup nor do they like mushrooms. What can I use to substitute those ingredients?

  18. Hi I made this tonight did not have any cream of mushroom soup so I use cream of celery it was very good both my husband and I enjoyed it next time I will use cream of mushroom thank you for this recipe.5 stars

    • The Southern Lady says:

      So glad you and your husband enjoyed this casserole Debra! It’s one of our favorites too. Have a wonderful week 🙂

  19. Do you use uncooked macaroni or cook it first before putting in oven?

  20. Hi, should this be baked covered or uncovered in the oven?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Hi Ashley, Sorry about that. I have updated the recipe to say uncovered. Thank you for asking. Have a great evening.

  21. Made this tonight! I used Golden Mushroom soup and substituted 1/2 cup of beef broth for the milk. Also threw in some Velveeta as well. Delicious!5 stars

  22. Love casseroles love yours the only change I made I used fresh mushrooms added a cup of frozen peas5 stars

  23. Making tonight, family will not eat mushrooms, has anyone tried cream of celery soup instead of cream of mushroom soup?

  24. l michelle says:

    made it tonight very easy used ground turkey and added a little crushed red pepper because my family likes heat,thanks for the recipe.5 stars

  25. Made this for the first time tonight, it was quick, easy and filling! Thanks!!5 stars

  26. Made this casserole for dinner, it is really quick and simple. Thank you for the recipe. I’m sure I will be making this for a quick dinner idea. My family loved it.5 stars

  27. Delicious! My family loved this. I had to make two changes. Oddly, I was out of macaroni, so used Spaghetti, broken in half. That worked very well. Also added two tablespoons sour cream. Next time I’ll make it 1/2 cup. Thanks for a good recipe! I found the 2qt casserole too small, so used the 3.5 qt.5 stars

  28. I just put this in the oven for our dinner tonight but in my rush to get it done I forgot to save the last of the cheese for after it is done and I out all the cheese on top of it. I hope it doesn’t burn!

  29. Looks yummy. Do you have a print button so I can print the recipe. I don’t see one?

    • The Southern Lady says:

      Yes Teresa, it’s at the very bottom of the post with the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest Icons, its a green button.

  30. Rachel Bowens says:

    Thank you for sharing! I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious!5 stars

  31. I made this tonight. I used fresh mushrooms and it tasted so good.5 stars

  32. I made this tonight. Very good and simple!! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!5 stars

    • I tried this tonight also and it was fabulous, minus the mushrooms, which my family won’t eat. I used cheddar cheese inside and cheddar and mozzarella cheese on the top. I also served it with french green beans and buttered toast…..My family said it was a 10.5 stars

  33. My mother made this casserole and I have continued with this recipe. We use egg noodles, green pepper, and cubed velveeta in the casserole and cheddar on top. I also just mix everything together instead of layering.

  34. Melissa D. SC says:

    Hi there, I have all the ingredients to make this tonight for dinner except the cheese…..I have cream cheese, swiss and mozzarella, would one of those be a better substitute than the others to make this dish? Thank you for helping me out on such short notice.

  35. This a great dinner idea we all, love it in, my family.

  36. Diana Moore says:

    Gotta try this today it looks so good!

  37. Made this tonight for dinner. Hubs and 3 teenage boys all gave it a thumbs up. I made a few changes based on what I had on hand. Very versatile recipe. Will definitely make it again.5 stars

  38. Looks delicious. Do u use “uncooked” macaroni??

  39. Gail Hensley says:

    Can I use cream of broccoli instead of mushroom? My family dose joy like them,

  40. debbie b-----Chi Town says:

    can I freeze after heat and eat a few days later

  41. We’re having this tonight for dinner. Yum

  42. This is very good.I have made this for years but I add a can of Rotel tomatoes too!!

  43. Just made this last week! Family loved it. Next time we’re going to add either some shredded carrots or zucchini to hide some veggies! Delicious!5 stars

  44. harry sommers says:

    I was just wondering, could i substitute potatos for the macaroni. My family doesnt really like pasta.

  45. Gaylene Weil says:

    I made this tonight, and The Hubby loved it (with salsa of course). He even had seconds, and he never does that unless he really likes something. This one is going in my keeper book! Thanks!5 stars

  46. Marla Littlefield says:

    This is delicious! Made it last night for dinner, along with apple cake(your recipe). YUM! Will definitely make this again!!5 stars

  47. Just made this last night and YUM! I will definitely be making this again.5 stars

  48. Definitely going to try this. Guess I WILL add both tomatoes and celery as we all enjoy them. Also can’t have too much cheese if you know what I
    mean! Lol

  49. I’m going to try this today! Thanks for sharing!

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