Four Layer Hamburger and Macaroni Casserole Recipe -
Four Layer Hamburger and Macaroni Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 37 mins

Four Layer Hamburger and Macaroni Casserole

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"Frozen macaroni and cheese, ground beef and taco seasoning mix make a surprise-filled casserole enhanced with sour cream, crushed tortilla chips and shredded Cheddar cheese. Each layer packs lots of zesty flavor."

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    22 mins

    37 mins


  1. PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. COMBINE beef and seasoning mix in large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until beef is no longer pink.
  3. COMBINE one package macaroni and cheese and sour cream in medium bowl; spread over bottom of 8-inch-square baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Spread remaining package macaroni and cheese over beef mixture; top with tomato, potato chips and cheese.
  4. BAKE for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly around edges.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 17, 2003

This is a very easy and delicious recipe. I make it often. I don't agree with some of the other raters who say that the pasta is bland; I think it is great, and the taco seasoning is enough for me. The only thing I wold suggest is to add two tablespoons of sour cream to both layers of the macaroni and cheese. This is a VERY VERY easy recipe that will please most people.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 10, 2002

A few changes were made to this recipe. It wasn't spicy enough. I made the macaroni instead of using the frozen. I used all of the taco seasoning and used jalapeno pepper juice instead of water for the taco seasoning preparation. To make it more spicier I will ad cayenne pepper to the mix next time. My husband said that It was the perfect meal for those times when you cant figure out just what you want.


29 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002


Mar 25, 2005

I only rated this 4 stars because it's very easy to make and my kids love it... but I thought it lacked flavor. Since I always make mac'n'cheese from scratch with whole wheat pasta, my first attempt was a bit dry - will sauce it up more next time. Will also take other's suggestions to add some tomato sauce to the meat mixture as well as more spice. All in all a very good recipe. Thanks!

Dec 10, 2002

I used Fritos in place of the tortilla chips the first time I made this and we prefer them now.

Sep 19, 2002

This recipe was not bad but not great either. The pasta was a bit bland and there wasn't really enough flavor from the rest of the ingredients to save it. If I make this again I will be using a lot more seasonings. My 2 year old just ate the mac n' cheese part.

Aug 29, 2002

This is a wonderful dish. My 3 year old loves it as do my husband and myself.

Oct 26, 2005

My picky kids loved this easy casserole! Although I added 1 lb. of ground beef instead of just a 1/2 lb. It just didn't seem enough. I also used 2 T. sour cream in each layer of macaroni as suggested by another member. I had to use crushed potato chips instead of tortilla chips because that was what I had on hand. I think this one is pretty failproof. Quick, easy and kid-friendly. Great for weeknights! Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 366 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.2 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 20.2 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 17.6 g
  • 35%
  • Sodium
  • 778 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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