Savor the Flavor: Weight Watchers Cheeseburger Casserole


Indulge in the comforting flavors of a classic cheeseburger with a healthier twist in this delightful Weight Watchers Cheeseburger Casserole recipe. Bursting with savory ground beef, wholesome pasta, and gooey melted cheese, this casserole is a crowd-pleaser that will satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your wellness goals. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a gathering with friends, this dish is sure to be a hit. Follow along as we guide you through the step-by-step process of creating this mouthwatering casserole.


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups whole wheat pasta, uncooked
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, pickles, mustard


  1. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Lightly coat a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Cook the Ground Beef:
    • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the diced onion and minced garlic, and sauté until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks. Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
  3. Prepare the Pasta:
    • While the ground beef is cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the whole wheat pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  4. Combine Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked ground beef mixture, cooked pasta, diced tomatoes (with their juices), tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  5. Assemble the Casserole:
    • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese over the top.
  6. Bake the Casserole:
    • Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  7. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Remove the foil from the baking dish and let the casserole cool for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with optional toppings such as diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, pickles, and mustard, if desired. Serve warm and enjoy!

Nutritional Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 280
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 480mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 25g

Smart WW Points:

  • Each serving of this Cheeseburger Casserole is approximately 7 SmartPoints on the Weight Watchers plan, making it a satisfying and balanced meal option for those following the program.


Indulge in the comforting flavors of a classic cheeseburger while staying on track with your wellness goals with this delicious Weight Watchers Cheeseburger Casserole. Packed with protein, fiber, and flavor, this satisfying dish is perfect for busy weeknights or casual gatherings with loved ones. Enjoy the taste of your favorite comfort food without any of the guilt!