Cheeseburger Casserole

“Always nice to have visitors,” Jabber observed, “But Poppy seemed to enjoy the visit especially.”

Yes, Bob The Painter came by just to make sure we had not frozen or starved to death, which was very thoughtful of him.  We hadn’t, so he sat and visited a spell, allowing Poppy to chew on his shoelaces.  He is a very tolerant man.


Very.  Tolerant…..


He also delivered some bad news:  while we expect another ice/snow storm today and tonight, another one is likely on its way next week.  On top of this, we were running low on provisions and there was a cheeseburger casserole I wanted to make for supper and I needed some cheese among other things.

Off TMWLH and I went–you know, over the river and through the woods and ice and all that.  We took the car rather than the sleigh, although a sleigh might have been interesting.  We only went to the store, Weeders, not really over the woods, and returned home with provisions not only for supper but for the rest of the week.  And some more treats for Miss Poppy.


Oh, you want to know if I made the casserole.


It was good.

Oh.  Okay, I’ll share it with you…..

Cheeseburger casserole with spinach soufflé

Ingredients:  (find this recipe on the Pillsbury website–Cheeseburger Casserole–I adapted it a little)

1 lb of  hamburger, 1/4 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup catsup, 1/2 cup water, 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard, 1/4 cup chopped dill pickle, pepper, either shredded or sliced American cheese, a can of Pillsbury Crescent rolls.  (Hint:  if you have some pureed veggies, you can add some as part of the liquid–maybe 1/4 cup and 1/4 cup water.  I had used all mine up!)

Cook up the hamburger and onion until done and drain well.  Add the catsup, mustard, water and pepper and mix well.  Put in a casserole dish–if you have a 7 X 11 that’s great, but if not, a slightly larger one will do.  On top of the mixture, place American cheese slices or about 1 1/2 cups shredded American cheese.  (Yes, you can use other types of cheese if you prefer).

Mixture topped with American cheese slices

Top with the Crescent rolls, then brush on 1 wisked egg, top with some seeds–I used both Poppy seeds and Sesame seeds.

“Well, of course you’d use Poppy seeds!” Jabber wryly interjected.  

She’s a bit jealous of Poppy, I think.  Not getting all the attention in the blog here lately.



Ready to go into the oven

Bake at 375 for about 25 minutes–check after 20 minutes so the top doesn’t get too brown.

Looks good enough to eat, doesn’t it?

Cut into serving pieces and eat!  This should serve about 6 people.

You could just cook and mix the hamburger and ingredients, serve on buns or on top of baked potato, too–that would be delish!

Thanks to CCQ Daughter for sending this recipe to me–and Granddaughter for making it first and reporting about it!


The Poppy or Sesame seeds are optional, of course.  I mean, who has these in her spice cabinet(s)?

Hmmmm, well I do.  The family joke is, ‘shop at Mom’s’ for about anything.  Including sometimes cooking supplies.  Here–I’ll show you:


They are alphabetized in the white trays.  Of course they are you say.

I use these for fresh spices from the garden, harvested and dried. Yes. Yard sale finds.

The wine rack also holds some spices.


Meanwhile, Miss Poppy enjoyed her dinner, thinking about Bob’s shoelaces and hoping he’d return soon.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie Pilozzi (sis)
    Feb 20, 2015 @ 18:01:02

    Thanks for all the great reading and recipes.It’s been so cold in Buffalo wind chill
    -30 below zero.Miss you!!


  2. harpethview
    Feb 21, 2015 @ 07:39:09

    YIKES!!! That is very cold indeed! Hope you warm up before long……


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