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Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.



Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is the perfect comfort food.

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

This tasty casserole combines two family favourite meals into one hearty dish.

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

This meatloaf casserole recipe takes just over an hour from start to finish and serves six to eight people.

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this casserole, I started by dumping some ketchup and Sweet Baby Ray’s Hickory & Brown Sugar barbecue sauce into a medium mixing bowl.

bbq sauce and ketchup in a mixing bowl

I stirred until the sauces were well combined and then set the bowl aside.

I dumped two pounds of lean ground beef into a large mixing bowl.

lean ground beef in a mixing bowl

Then I placed 30 Ritz crackers into a large Ziploc bag.

Ritz crackers in a Ziploc bag

I used a rolling pin to crush the Ritz crackers.

Then I poured the cracker crumbs into the bowl with the ground beef.

Ritz cracker crumbs and lean ground beef in a mixing bowl

I also added some Lipton onion soup mix and two eggs to the bowl.

Then I added half a cup of the ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture to the bowl.

ketchup and bbq sauce mixture, Ritz cracker crumbs, onion soup mix, eggs and ground beef in a mixing bowl

I used my hands to combine all of the ingredients well.

meatloaf mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I dumped the meatloaf mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and pressed it out evenly.

meatloaf mixture in a baking dish

I spread the remaining ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture on top of the meat.

ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture on top of meatloaf mixture in a baking dish

Then I placed the dish in the oven and baked the meatloaf for thirty minutes.

While the meatloaf was in the oven, I cooked some macaroni noodles according to the directions on the package.

Then I drained the noodles.

cooked macaroni noodles in strainer

I poured some milk and condensed cheddar cheese soup into a large mixing bowl.

milk and condensed cheddar cheese soup in a mixing bowl

I whisked until no lumps remained.

milk and cheddar cheese soup mixture in a mixing bowl

Then I added some salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the bowl.

spices on top of milk and cheddar soup mixture in a mixing bowl

I whisked well again.

Then I added the cooked macaroni noodles to the bowl.

macaroni and milk mixture in a mixing bowl

I stirred until all of the noodles were coated in the liquid.

Then I added some shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the bowl.

shredded cheese on top of macaroni in a mixing bowl

I stirred well again.

macaroni mixture in a mixing bowl

Once the meatloaf had baked for thirty minutes I removed the pan from the oven.

meatloaf in a baking dish

Then I poured the macaroni mixture on top of the meatloaf and spread it out evenly.

creamy macaroni and cheese in a baking dish

I sprinkled some more shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top of the macaroni.

shredded cheese on top of macaroni in a baking dish

I returned the dish to the oven and baked it for about twenty minutes, until the cheese on top was fully melted and just starting to brown.

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

I removed the casserole from the oven and left it to sit for a few minutes.

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

Then the meatloaf casserole was ready to slice and serve.

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

This macaroni and cheese casserole is packed with flavour.

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

If you are looking for an easy ground beef casserole the whole family will love, then you need to try this Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole!

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make This Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Dump ketchup and barbecue sauce into a medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Dump ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Place Ritz crackers in a large Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
  5. Pour the cracker crumbs into the bowl with the ground beef.
  6. Add the onion soup mix and eggs to the bowl with the ground beef.
  7. Add 1/2 cup of the ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture to the bowl with the ground beef.
  8. Use your hands to mix all of the ingredients together until fully combined.
  9. Dump the meatloaf mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and press it out evenly.
  10. Spread the rest of the ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture on top of the meatloaf.
  11. Place the dish in the oven and bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes.
  12. While the meatloaf is in the oven, cook the macaroni noodles according to the directions on the package and then drain.
  13. Pour the milk and cheddar soup into a large mixing bowl.
  14. Whisk until no lumps remain.
  15. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the bowl and whisk well again.
  16. Add the cooked macaroni noodles to the bowl and stir until all of the noodles are coated in the liquid.
  17. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the bowl and stir well again.
  18. Once the meatloaf has baked for 30 minutes, remove it from the oven.
  19. Pour the macaroni mixture on top of the meatloaf and spread it out evenly.
  20. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of shredded cheese on top of the meatloaf.
  21. Return the dish to the oven and bake until the cheese on top is completely melted and just starting to brown. 17-20 minutes.
  22. Remove the casserole from the oven and leave it to sit for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  23. Enjoy!

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Yield: 6-8 people

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole

Mac and Cheese Meatloaf Casserole is a hearty dinner recipe with a ground beef meatloaf base with macaroni and cheese baked on top.

Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 8 minutes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Dump ketchup and barbecue sauce into a medium mixing bowl and stir until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Dump ground beef into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Place Ritz crackers in a large Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
  5. Pour the cracker crumbs into the bowl with the ground beef.
  6. Add the onion soup mix and eggs to the bowl with the ground beef.
  7. Add 1/2 cup of the ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture to the bowl with the ground beef.
  8. Use your hands to mix all of the ingredients together until fully combined.
  9. Dump the meatloaf mixture into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and press it out evenly.
  10. Spread the rest of the ketchup and barbecue sauce mixture on top of the meatloaf.
  11. Place the dish in the oven and bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes.
  12. While the meatloaf is in the oven, cook the macaroni noodles according to the directions on the package and then drain.
  13. Pour the milk and cheddar soup into a large mixing bowl.
  14. Whisk until no lumps remain.
  15. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the bowl and whisk well again.
  16. Add the cooked macaroni noodles to the bowl and stir until all of the noodles are coated in the liquid.
  17. Add 2 cups of the shredded cheese to the bowl and stir well again.
  18. Once the meatloaf has baked for 30 minutes, remove it from the oven.
  19. Pour the macaroni mixture on top of the meatloaf and spread it out evenly.
  20. Sprinkle the remaining 2 cups of shredded cheese on top of the meatloaf.
  21. Return the dish to the oven and bake until the cheese on top is completely melted and just starting to brown. 17-20 minutes.
  22. Remove the casserole from the oven and leave it to sit for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
  23. Enjoy!

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