Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells give you all the flavor of your favorite cheeseburger tucked inside a jumbo pasta shell. Top them off with all your favorite cheeseburger toppings for a delicious and filling meal. If you love stuffed shells, try my Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Shells and Three Cheese Stuffed Shells.

Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells on a White Plate
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Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells

Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells should definitely be on your dinner menu rotation. It’s easy to make, and you really don’t need a whole lot of ingredients. In fact, you probably have most ingredients on hand. Plus, you can add as many or as few extra toppings as you like! You could even make your own hamburger seasoning to use in this recipe.

Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells Overhead Picture in a Skillet

Cheeseburger Stuffed Shell Ingredients

Ground Beef: I prefer ground beef for these stuffed shells for that classic cheeseburger flavor. You could absolutely substitute ground turkey or ground chicken in this recipe as well for a leaner meat.

Pasta: Jumbo shells work the best for this recipe.

Sprinkling Cheddar Cheese over Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells

How to Serve Stuffed Shells

Once the shells have been baked, it’s time to dig in! Just like ordering a cheeseburger at a restaurant, it’s all about what you want on your cheeseburger. Just ketchup works for me, but there are lots of people who pile on as many extra toppings as they can! You may have noticed that I divided the onion in the recipe. I saved half the onion to use as a topping. I used a yellow onion, so adding that to the shells wasn’t too overpowering. It added some crunch to each bite. If you want something a little milder, a shallot would work just as well. I also added tomatoes and dill pickles to these Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells. If you want to add even more toppings, here are some other ideas:

Spoonful of Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells Hot in a Skillet

Can I Freeze Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells?

The answer is YES! Isn’t it great when you can prepare a meal ahead of time and just take it out of the freezer when you are ready to make it? I feel so accomplished when I have at least one meal prepped for the week! To freeze Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells, simply prepare the meal following the instructions, but don’t bake it. The only difference is to place the stuffed shells in a 9×13 inch aluminum pan. Cover it with aluminum foil and don’t forget to write the name of the dish and the instructions, along with the date. When you are ready to bake it, take it out of the freezer to let it thaw for about a half an hour before you cook them.

Cut into Cheeseburger Stuffed Shell on a Fork

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Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Get all the taste of a cheeseburger tucked inside jumbo shells in Cheeseburger Stuffed Shells!


  • 25-30 jumbo shells, cooked al dente according to package directions
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon hamburger seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced and divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups (226 g) cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced for topping
  • cup dill pickles, diced for topping


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the seasoned salt, hamburger seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add half of the diced onion, and the garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the pan. Break up the meat with a wooden spoon. Add the Worcestershire sauce and the seasoning mixture.
  • Cook for about 8-10 minutes, or until no pink remains in the meat. Remove from heat.
  • Stir in 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese, and 1 tablespoon ketchup.
  • Spoon the hamburger mixture evenly into cooked shells and place into the prepared casserole dish.
  • Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
  • Bake 15-20 minutes, or until bubbly.
  • Top with diced pickles, tomatoes, and onions (optional).

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