This bacon and jalapeño cheeseburger casserole is made with fusili pasta and is full of a cheesy, meat and spicy tomato sauce finished with burger toppings!
Need I say more?
I love this Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole because it is so comforting and easy to make after a long day.
Think of the comforting combination of pasta, hearty tomato sauce, cheese, and bacon…This combination already has me salivating! This dish tastes just about as good as it looks, and it super quick to make. Imagine spaghetti and meat sauce on steroids.
Cheeseburgers are one of my guiltiest pleasures, and with all the options available to customize them I thought we would add a bit of heat and smokey bacon. Every bite of this casserole melts in your mouth and is an explosive flavour combination.
I can’t promise that it’s low on calories, but it’s definitely a treat after whatever kind of day you’ve had – good or bad.
I topped this Cheeseburger Casserole with jalapeños, red onion, tomato and bacon, but you can use just about any combination of toppings you’d like. I’ve seen some made with pickles, drizzled in mayo and ketchup just like the toppings on a real cheeseburger – the options are endless!
The jalapeño adds a bit of a kick but it can get pretty spicy.
If you’d like more of a mild dish, you can just add less jalapeño or use a tiny bit of hot sauce in place of the pepper.
Alternatively, you can just garnish with jalapeño and leave it out of the recipe otherwise.