Beefy Rice-A-Roni Casserole

Beefy Rice-A-Roni Casserole Recipe – easy weeknight meal with only 5 ingredients! Ground beef, Beef Rice-A-Roni, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, and fried onions. Can make ahead and freeze for later! Ready in 20 minutes! Add this hamburger rice casserole to your menu. It is sure to become a family favorite!

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Beef and Rice Casserole Recipe

Stop what you are doing and add this Beefy Rice-A-Roni Casserole to your menu. I made this for dinner last night and we could not stop eating it. OMG! SO good!! Ground beef, cream of chicken soup, shredded cheese, french fried onions, and rice-a-roni. This is comfort food at its best. We ate this for dinner and fought over the leftovers for lunch the next day. Whip up some green beans and rolls for an easy dinner the whole family will enjoy!

How to Make Beefy Rice-a-Roni Casserole

This casserole is very easy to make. Start with preparing a box of Beef Rice-A-Roni according to the package directions. While the rice is cooking, brown a pound of ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Combine cooked Rice-A-Roni, cooked ground beef, and cream of chicken soup. Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese and french fried onions. Bake until the cheese is melted and the casserole is heated through. Garnish the cooked casserole with some green onions or fresh parsley.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-cream-of-chicken-soup/
  • Can substitute any flavor of condensed cream soup. Cream of mushroom soup or cream of celery also works great.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Beef Rice-a-Roni: https://www.plainchicken.com/homemade-beef-rice-roni/
  • Feel free to add white onion, bell pepper, mixed vegetables, black beans, and olives to the casserole.
  • I use cheddar cheese in this recipe. You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Pepper jack, Colby jack, or provolone would all work great.
  • Can Beefy Rice-A-Roni Casserole be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the casserole and refrigerate it overnight before baking.
  • Can Beefy Rice-A-Roni Casserole be frozen? Yes! Assemble the casserole and let it cool to room temperature. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and freeze. When ready to bake, thaw completely and bake as directed.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole

This ground beef rice casserole has quickly become a favorite meal in our house. It is super simple to make and has so much flavor! We like to serve this delicious casserole with some green beans and rolls. It is equally delicious simple salad or some potato chips. Add this recipe to your menu the next time you need a quick dinner that even your picky eaters will enjoy!

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Beefy Rice-a-Roni Casserole

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Beefy Rice-A-Roni Casserole Recipe – easy weeknight meal with only 5 ingredients! Ground beef, Beef Rice-A-Roni, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, and fried onions. Can make ahead and freeze for later! Ready in 20 minutes! Add this hamburger rice casserole to your menu. It is sure to become a family favorite!

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Prepare Rice-A-Roni according to package directions.
  • While rice is cooking, cook ground beef in a skillet. Drain fat.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cooked beef, prepared rice, and soup. Spread into prepared pan. Top rice mixture with cheese and French fried onions.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Notes:

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  1. Very good. I added a package of frozen corn too. Did mozzarella as that is what I had on hand. Yum! My two kids and hubby loved it. Will make again.

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