Ground Beef Pizza Casserole

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Ground Beef Pizza Casserole is a cheesy skillet meal that your family will love. This homemade hamburger helper is loaded with tons of pizza flavor.  Toss these ingredients together for a quick weeknight meal using easy pantry staples.

Pizza Casserole with Elbow Macaroni Recipe:

Recently, I discovered a Pizza Potato Supreme Casserole in an old cookbook, and my family’s reaction to it inspired me to tweak the recipe for this cheesy pizza casserole.  My kids love anything made with ground beef, some of their favorites are Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole, Mom’s Hamburger Gravy, Baked Spaghetti Pie, and Goulash.  So naturally they loved this stove top meal too!

The cheesiness in pizza hamburger helper comes from three different factors – condensed cheddar cheese soup, grated Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese.  Check out these cheese strands!

Have you ever used condensed cheddar cheese soup? Keep a can or two in the pantry to throw in your casseroles when you need a cheese factor. You will thank me later.  I think it is right up there with cream of chicken, celery or mushroom soup.

I really love how this pizza skillet is a one pan plan and you can create an entire meal in one cooking vessel. You are welcome for only having one dish to clean after dinner. Want another tip to make clean up easier?  Make your children do the dishes. It builds character, and it builds valuable life skills. Just saying…

Easily modify pizza casserole to your tastes or based on what you have on hand.  Try adding more of your favorite pizza toppings including pepperoni, green pepper, mushrooms, etc.  Swap out jarred pizza sauce regular tomato sauce or pasta sauce.  Change up the cheeses for other shredded varieties or swap a can of cream of mushroom soup for the condensed cheddar soup. Customize this dish to your tastes!

How to Make Ground Beef Pizza Skillet:

Instructions:

  1. Brown ground beef and onions in a skillet; season with salt and pepper. Drain excess grease if needed.
  2. Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT shredded Mozzarella cheese.
  3. Cover and cook on medium low until macaroni is tender.  Stir often so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.  Add more water if it’s too thick.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, stir in shredded Mozzarella.

For the full recipe for Ground Beef Pizza Casserole, scroll to the bottom of this post.

Notes About Homemade Pizza Hamburger Casserole:

  • Regular canned tomato sauce can be substituted for pizza sauce.
  • Try adding pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives or any other of your favorite toppings for this pizza casserole with elbow macaroni.
  • Be sure to stir this pizza casserole with elbow macaroni often so that it doesn’t stick and burn to the bottom of the skillet.  You may even want to add a little bit more water if it gets too thick.
  • This would be great served up with a slice of bread and butter, just like Grandma would serve.
  • Love homemade hamburger helper? Try our Frisco Melt version.
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Ground Beef Pizza Casserole is a cheesy skillet meal that your family will love. It's a homemade hamburger helper with loads of pizza flavor.  Toss it together for a quick weeknight meal using easy pantry staples.

Our Favorite One Pan Meal Recipes

One-skillet meals (also known as One Pan Plans) mean less dishes to clean up. Here’s some of our favorites:

Smoked Sausage and Cabbage Skillet

Frisco Melt Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

Sheet Pan Fajitas

Southern Pintos and Sausage

Ground Beef Goulash

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables

 

Ground Beef Pizza Casserole is a cheesy skillet meal that your family will love. It's a homemade hamburger helper with loads of pizza flavor.  Toss it together for a quick weeknight meal using easy pantry staples.

Ground Beef Pizza Casserole

Ground Beef Pizza Casserole is a cheesy skillet meal that your family will love. It's a homemade hamburger helper with loads of pizza flavor.  Toss it together for a quick weeknight meal using easy pantry staples. 
Prep Time0 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef pizza casserole, homemade hamburger helper, homemade pizza hamburger helper, pizza casserole with elbow macaroni
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 3/4 ounces cheddar cheese soup (condensed)
  • 14 ounces jarred pizza sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni (not cooked)
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef and diced onion; season with salt and pepper. Drain excess grease if needed.
  • Add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT shredded Mozzarella. Cover and cook over medium low heat for 15-20 minutes stirring often. Cook until macaroni is cooked to your desired texture. Add more water if too thick.
  • Once macaroni is cooked, add shredded Mozzarella and stir until melted.

Notes

  • Regular canned tomato sauce can be substituted for pizza sauce.
  • Try adding pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives or any other of your favorite toppings for this stove top pizza casserole with elbow macaroni.
  • Be sure to stir this pizza casserole with elbow macaroni often so that it doesn't stick and burn to the bottom of the skillet.  You may even want to add a little bit more water if it gets too thick. 
  • Love homemade hamburger helper? Try our Frisco Melt version.
  • Looking for our favorite pantry essentials? Check out our Amazon Storefront!

Nutrition

Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 1053mg | Potassium: 791mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 686IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 218mg | Iron: 3mg

Ground Beef Pizza Casserole is a cheesy skillet meal that your family will love. It's a homemade hamburger helper with loads of pizza flavor.  Toss it together for a quick weeknight meal using easy pantry staples.

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