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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 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • The nutritional information below is auto-calculated and can vary depending on the products used.


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