Hamburger Casserole With Crescent Roll Crust

by Alli

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole is a favorite at my house. A ground beef mixture is topped with a layer of cheese. A crescent roll crust tops this delicious casserole. It’s comfort food to the max! 

If you need a delicious chicken casserole, Chicken Bubble Bake is also a winner!

I love a good casserole. One-dish meals are easy to make and cleanup is a breeze. Actually, this recipe calls for a twofer. You’ll need a skillet to brown the meat and a casserole dish to bake the hamburger casserole. 

If a recipe calls for crescent rolls, I’m all in. My recipes for crescent roll cinnamon rolls are always a favorite. 

Apple Dumplings are another one of my crescent roll delights. And I can’t leave out my all-time favorite – Sweet Potato Dumplings

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Chopped Onion
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Sour Cream
  • Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • Butter
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

This recipe makes 6 servings and is baked in a 2-quart casserole dish. If you’re cooking for a crowd, this recipe is easy to double and bake in a larger casserole dish.

Baked Casserole in Orange Square Pan

Hamburger Casserole in 3 Easy Steps 

1. Brown ground beef and onions, drain and stir in pasta sauce. Heat through. Place in an ungreased casserole dish.

Ground Beef Layer for Hamburger Casserole

2. Mix together shredded mozzarella cheese and sour cream. Spread over the ground beef mixture.

Layer of Sour Cream and Mozzarella Cheese

3. Press the seams together and roll out the crescent roll dough to fit your casserole dish. Brush with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 375º until golden brown.

Crescent Roll Crust Sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese

This is the easiest casserole to make. You can see the complete recipe below. 

Baked Hamburger Casserole With Golden Crescent Roll Crust

Note: I don’t add salt or pepper to this casserole. Cheese is salty and I use premade Ragu pasta sauce. I don’t think it needs any other seasonings. 

Feel free to taste the pasta sauce and add salt and pepper or even a teaspoon of Italian seasoning if desired. 

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Yield: 6 Servings

Hamburger Casserole

Ground Beef and Pasta Sauce Served with a Crescent Roll Crust and Parmesan Cheese

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole has layers of seasoned ground beef and cheese. Top with crescent rolls and grated Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup pasta sauce (bottled OR homemade)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls (8 oz.)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Melted butter (for brushing crust before baking)


  1. In a skillet, brown ground beef and onion. Drain.
  2. Stir in pasta sauce, heat through.
  3. Spread meat in an ungreased 2-quart baking dish.
  4. Combine mozzarella cheese and sour cream. Spoon over meat mixture.
  5. Unroll crescent rolls but do not separate into triangles. On a lightly floured surface, press the edges together and roll out to fit the baking dish. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake, uncovered, in a 375º F. oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 363Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 104mgSodium 555mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 31g

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