This easy cheeseburger roll up recipe is quick and easy recipe that’s a great way to use leftovers! This post also has a yummy chocolate eclair cake recipe that is tempting me already!
An easy menu everyone will love using a main course that is a great way to use leftovers, a wonderful Italian Vegetable recipe and a delicious Chocolate Eclair Cake recipe!
Cheeseburger Roll Up And Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe
- Next time you make a roast chicken, try stuffing it with leftover cooked rice and some canned chopped peaches.
- For leftover Sloppy Joe mix, add cooked egg noodles, pour into a greased baking dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 350° until cheese is melted and everything is heated through.
- You can add leftover veggies to the leftover Sloppy Joe mix recipe above.
- If those leftover muffins are a little dry and dead, scoop out the centers and add some jam with a dot of butter. If they are savory muffins, add a little grated cheese. Warm them up and watch them disappear.
- Leftover baked potatoes are good cubed and fried in bacon grease for breakfast You can also slice leftover baked potatoes in quarters and roll in melted butter and Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes.
Cheeseburger Roll Up
Italian Roasted Vegetables
Chocolate Eclair Cake
You could do a lot of improvising with this next recipe if you want to use leftovers. Add some finely chopped leftover cooked potatoes or chopped veggies.
Cheeseburger Roll Up
1/2 lb. -1 lb. hamburger
4 slices bacon, cut in small pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 lb. Velveeta cheese
1 uncooked pizza crust*
Cook hamburger, bacon and onions. Drain. Add cheese and warm until melted. Roll pizza crust into a 15×8 rectangle and spread with meat mix. Roll. Lay seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes.
* You can buy already made pizza crust or make your own pizza crust using our recipe from Dining on a Dime, Volume 1.
Italian Roasted Vegetables
1/2 lb. mushrooms
1 1/2 cups baby carrots
1 medium onion, cut into 1/2 inch thick wedges
1 large bell pepper, cut into strips
1/3 cup Zesty Italian dressing
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
Toss everything together. Pour onto a baking pan (about 15×10) that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 450° for about 25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with a little more Parmesan cheese when done.
Please note: We put the wrong picture on this post originally but everyone just loves it on Pinterest so we are leaving it. Recipe #1 is original post and the 2nd one is the what the cake in the picture would look like. :-)
We received this yummy recipe from one of our readers, Jane Kueberth a couple of years back. Thanks so much for sharing!
Easy Chocolate Eclair Cake Recipe
1 pkg. honey graham crackers
2 (3.5 oz.) pkgs. french vanilla instant pudding
3 cups milk
1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping
1 can chocolate frosting
Line a 9×13 pan with graham crackers. Mix milk and pudding according to the instructions on the package. Then fold in whipped topping. Pour half of the pudding on the graham crackers. Then add another layer of grahams and add the rest of the pudding on top of that layer. Slightly melt the frosting in the microwave (remove lid first) to make it pourable and pour the frosting over the top.
Chill at least 12 hours. It is better if you can chill it for 24 hours. This chocolate eclair cake is much better the next day so it is a great make-ahead dessert when you need one.
Chocolate Eclair Cake (like the picture)
1 white or yellow (preferred) cake
1 box of vanilla pudding plus milk to make pudding
Make cake according to directions in 2 round pans. Bake according to directions. Mix pudding with milk according to directions. When cake has cooled place first layer of cake on a plate. Then top with pudding leaving about 1 inch around the edges so the pudding doesn’t all squish out of the center. Place second cake layer gently on top. Frost with chocolate frosting. Enjoy!
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All these recipes look great. Can’t decide which one to try first. HA HA
I don’t mean at all to be rude, but these (and many other recipes I’ve read in your newsletter) seem quite unhealthy to me – even with portion control, isn’t that amount of fat bad for the kiddies? Or is the health nut in me overreacting?
It’s the health nut in you overreacting. Really, eating a normal sized portion isn’t going to hurt. You don’t have to eat it every day.
Or you could look at the positive side and think “Oh this is great a new recipe for roast vegetables and coleslaw is really good too” Sometimes we sweep out the good with the bad just because we become too legalistic in our way of thinking on things.
Mind if I add a couple idea?
Leftover meatloaf can be cubed and used in spaghetti.
Leftover mashed potatoes can be made into Potato Cakes. Add a little onion, cheese and an egg to the potatoes. Shape into patties, roll in flour and brown in an oil coated frying pan. Salt and pepper to taste.
I love nearly any kind of leftover veggies in a breakfast burrito. Simply scramble your eggs, adding veggies near the end to get them warm. Put into a tortilla with a little cheese. Add salsa and sour cream if you like.
Making myself hungry now. =)
I had a few bags of frozen meatballs (had coupons so they were about $1 a bag after coupons) and use them in hamburger helper (some were store bought for 25 cents a box and sometimes I make it from scratch and just call it homemade hamburger helper) since we were short on money and meat one week. My brother only eats the meat most of the time and not the vegetables so have to have it our he gets upset. The rest of us can live without it. LOL
Not to sound like a rookie cook (which I am), but do you roll this up like a fruit roll-up? I see where it says to put the seam side down, but didn’t see how to roll it up. want to make sure I’m understanding this.
Rookie cooks are what we are here for Sylvia. :) :) It was a good question though because I should have made it more clear but yes you do roll it up jelly roll fashion and then bake on the same baking sheet you rolled it out on to start.
Hello Jill and Tawra!
I have a very simple receipe I would like to share. Hope you all will try it.
Southern Pecan Cake
1 box of butter pecan cake mix
1 can of butter pecan frosting
3/4 cup of veg oil
1 cup of milk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
grease and flour a tube pan.
Jut mix all the ingredients together untill smooth ,pour into pan and bake for an hour. This receipe is so simple even my hubby makes it! I enjoy your newsletters and tips.
God bless you all as you make your way to your new home. I know you are very happy! Oh by the way “Bella” my service dog and I get to graduate in July! It has been some hard work but we have bonded and she has been trained to help me when I need it.
Just double checking on the Southern Pecan Cake recipe, you mix the frosting right of the can with the dry cake mix and all the other ingredients? Also, my pet peeve, what size box of cake mix and what size can of frosting? Yes, cake mix and frosting tend to all be a standard size, many other containers are not. Thanks.
This is a recipe from one of our readers so I am not sure on the recipe but I do know that when most recipes say a cake mix and can of frosting it is the usual standard size and it if it is other wise the recipe will state it.
Legalistic? No no =) I was raised eating plain roasted or steamed vegetables – without cheese or any sort of sauce (my mother was very frugal and VERY health-conscious). To that point of view, all the recipes would be “unhealthy.”
Exactly! That is the point we are making. It’s really a no brainer to turn most recipes into “healthy” ones if you need too.
Thats right be a smart alex had to show chocolet eclar cake huh??? watch me eat this thing all up and pay for it in the morning hanging out in the bathroom I have a sign on me saying just o-ed on chocolet died with one bigazz smile on the face.=)
What a way to go Cindy. May I join you. :) :)
i found some stew meat on sale and would like some suggestions for how to cook or serve since it is summer and don’t want a stew.
dt depending on how good of quality it is (some stew meat is nice pieces of things like round steak) you could cut it into small pieces and use it for beef stroganoff or if it is a little tougher simmer it until cooked then use it for ka bobs on the grill.
My aunt had a recipe for delicious burritos, using a good lean stew meat that had been simmered with a few seasonings, until it fell apart. Then she shredded it after it cooled, mixed it with sour cream, green onion, jack and cheddar cheese, and rolled it into flour tortillas, and covered it with foil and heated til the cheese melted. Freezes well, too. Great for lunches to bring to work.
For the cheeseburger rollup I use a can of any brand of cresent rolls. when you take them out of the can roll flat to one sheet of dough instead of seperating them. (Cheesewiz works too for this one)
Happy cooking to you all!
Robin B. to Mb Wilson. I was thinking the same thing using cresent rolls and also Ragu makes a Double chedder cheese in a jar.
For the reader who wanted a healthier version, the cheeseburger roll-up is easily modified to fit particular dietary needs. the meat could be the super low-fat ground beef, mixed with lean turkey meat. The bacon could be turkey bacon (Oscar Meyer brand is my favorite turkey bacon, very bacon-like), the cheese could be regular cheddar, grated. And the pizza crust could be any bread dough such as half whole wheat, half white dough.
I like to think of recipes as inspiration for my menu planning, instead of thinking that the recipe has to be made exactly as written.
And I love roasted vegetables. Roasting really brings our the natural sweetness of the veggies.
I make hamburger pinwheels (vary similar ) I add green peppers to the filling, yummie. But I also open a can of tomato soup and make it thick and use it as a gravy over the pinwheels. Kids of all ages like it.
No these are not low cal recipes, but you can change things to make it more healthy and low cal. Use turkey bacon or skip the bacon, add some veggies, use lean ground beef,use fat free cheese or a lower fat cheese, and use fat free crescent rolls or wheat pizza crust dough. These are great recipes to get kids to eat. Sliding in some veggies and using some fat free choices will teach them to eat healthy as well. I am in process of trying to make my diet more healthy so I am always looking for ways to change my regular recipes to add more vegetable & make them lower in fat and calories.
Take the stew meat and put it in the crockpot with some Mrs. Dash, some chopped or dried onions and a little cinnamon. I always add cinnamon to my pot roasts and beef recipes – it enhances the flavor of the gravy.
When it is done, add a little sour cream to the juices and a little flour to thicken the juice. Do not boil with the sour cream in there because it will curdle and not taste too good. Serve over hot cooked noodles. Add some sliced tomatoes or a piece of fruit and Voila! dinner! Anytime you use the crockpot in the summer keeps the kitchen cool and you have a nice, hot, tasty meal with little effort on your part.
The chocolate eclair cake looks scrumptious!I just need to know if the pudding is supposed to be cooked first. I am afraid I would be like Cindy and try to eat every bit of it; however, I am lactose intolerant, but I would surely take a nice big taste of this.
Just follow the recipe Doris. It says in there to mix the instant pudding with the 3 cups of milk like is says on the pudding package.
Hate to sound rude, but the picture of the Éclair cake doesn’t represent the outcome of the recipe…correct??
No it is the cheeseburger roll up. We usually picture the main dish of the menu. At one point we did the dessert but everyone hollered because we did the dessert and not the main dish.
Maggie, you took the words out of my mouth! love stew beef in the crockpot. I brown it quickly, put in crockpot, beef broth, bit of tomatoe paste, little onion/garlic, and let it go! when time for dinner, I take some of the broth and make a thick flour paste and thicken my gravy. and of course, I’m a potato girl so gotta have my mashed potatoes! you’re a girl after my own heart. I also freeze london broil when really cheap (picnic season) and cut it up myself.
Donna B, Haven’t heard from you in a while. How are things? I’ll be sending you a pkg next week.
Love the idea of putting tomato paste in with the meat. I had a butcher at our grocery tell me not to buy the meat for stew that was cut at the store because it is a tough cut of meat (probably round) but to buy sirloin and cut it myself. I find that even if I buy the already cut stew meat and use the crockpot (which is cheaper than sirloin most of the time), the meat is really tender, too. I think you just have to buy what you can afford and use the cooking method that gives you the most tender meat. Also, whatever is left over can be used in soup to stretch the meat a little further. I like rice with gravy so if you like that better than noodles, be creative. My husband is diabetic so can’t eat too many potatoes so we go with a different starch.
Maggie I have always used round steak for my stew. I buy it when it is on sell for almost nothing then have my butcher at the store cut it into very tiny cubes about 1/2-1 inch cubes which are much smaller then regular stew meat. I take one regular sized round steak (which is now cheaper then stew meat at our store) and after it is cut divide it up. 1/2 will feed 10 people stew with some leftover. Another 1/4 can feed 4 for 2 meals and the other 1/4 I use for beef stroganoff (sp) for 1-2 meals. It is one way I really stretch my meat and most don’t even notice that I don’t have these big huge chunks of mean in it. I can get at least 6 meals from one round steak. Actually most people like the small pieces because they are easier to chew.
Thanks, Jill, for clearing me up about the chocolate eclair.
Doris I forgot to mention before you can use cooked pudding if you don’t have instant just cook it up first. I’m sorry that may have been what you meant. Sorry if I misunderstood.
I LOVE chocolate eclair cake. After reading your post, I had to go make one. I was out of regular graham crackers and out of vanilla pudding. But, I had cinnamon graham crackers and butterscotch pudding. It was very tasty
Had to laugh at your post Brenda. That does sound yummy though what you made. I love butterscotch pudding and cinnamon grahams too so I bet those really tasted good together. Will have to try it. That is how new recipes are usually made – when we don’t have something on hand and use something else.
I have a cute poem that talks about how this woman just loved her friends dessert and asked for the recipe. The poem goes on to say when she went to make it she was out of this so she used this instead and it kept going this way with all of the ingredients. The poem ends by saying- It didn’t taste quite the same as when her friend made it and she can’t figure out why. : )
Jill, I have just found your site and having a ball going through your recipes and tips. These days I’m a Senior Citizen, have raised a family of four and have always been mindful of shortcuts and tips. There is always something new to try and for this I thank you. I’ve noted several recipes today that I will be trying, they all sound so yummy. Keep up the good work. Although I am in Australia it is easy for me to adjust recipes that may have American ingredients or measurements. I look forward to following future news.
Just made 2 bite meatballs the regular way and added a chunk of cheddar cheese to half the mix. Used a chunk of monterrey jack jalopeno cheese in the other half.
They taste like you are biting into a cheese burger minus the bun.
great for parties with a dipping sauce or just served with potatoes and veg. of your choice for a meal.
easy to make and clean up is a breeze.
If you make them a bit bigger you could add some chopped olives to the cheese chunk. A friend of mine used to add relish and mustard when she made hamburgers. Said it saved putting them out separately when she served burgers. Wonder if I did this and made them into balls and added the cheese chunk how that would be. Might try it next time.
With hamburger the possibilities are pretty endless.
I was wondering if the chocolate eclair cake is suppose to have cake in it? The picture looks like it does, but the recipe doesn’t mention it. Am I to use a cake mix too? Thanks for your time.
LOL! I’m sorry! I put the wrong picture on it!! Nope no cake in this one.
I have a bit of a pet peeve with all these people who want to take the fat out of everything. You need fat to digest and absorb certain vitamins (vitamin D for instance, without which you cannot absorb calcium). Yes, certain fats are unhealthy, but, replace them with better fats, don’t eliminate it. Sorry, just a pet peeve.
I totally agree Wendy. I think we have jumped on many healthy eating band wagons with out really knowing all the facts and thinking things through. People have stopped having salt in their diet when really it is only people with bad heart problems that should do that so now lots are starting to have thyroid problems guess what thyroids need iodine and guess where a main source of iodine comes from? – Salt. People are replacing sugar with honey which is fine but they seem to think honey has no calories but has many more calories then sugar and they think because it is healthy they can eat all they want yet wonder why they are gaining weight and there is such a problem with obesity. I could go on and on. We have gone insane with our thinking on food and what we should and should not eat.
*smacks forehead* Why had a cheeseburger roll-up never occurred to me? I am trying to cut back on meat in recipes; what a great way to do that!!
Don’t feel bad Mrs. D. I have had several of those “smacks forehead” moments myself even at my ancient age. : )
The pizza roll-up would make an AMAZING freezer meal! If you decided to do a freezer meal, I would make this recipe according to the directions, but do not bake in the oven. Wrap this meal up in plastic wrap (a couple of layers) and label with the baking instructions and date. Thank you for all of your amazing recipes!
Hey! That chocolate eclair cake #2 (the one in the picture) would be what we call Boston Cream Pie here in Canada. Although you’re recipe is waaaay easier than the one in other cookbook!
Keep up the good work ladies (and husband)!
It is called that here too CJ but sometimes with recipes people pop on different names that make the recipe seem more gourmet or modern. I personally like the old fashion names and sort of laugh at each generation who doesn’t want to seem old fashion so they change the names of things. For example homemakers became stay at home moms or trash man became waste collector. Same job just different name. : )
Yum! Delicious recipes ~ I have your cookbook and I use it all the time! We call that cake Boston Cream Pie too, I grew up in Delaware. This was one of my Dad’s favorite desserts.
Looking forward to making hot chocolate eclair cake. Just moved into a seniors apartment and thought this would make a nice item to take to the October potluck.
Fortunate to get a low cost unit one that included heat, light, and water! Also well maintained and freshly painted and carpets steam cleaned as well as cupboards cleaned, and a new small fridge! The one that was there when I viewed it had a huge scratch and tiny old style freezer.
Sounds so nice Pat. My aunt got an apt. like that and she loves it so enjoy your new home and kitchen.
I made the cheeseburger roll up tonight and my family devoured it! Two thumbs up all around. I bought your DOAD cookbook months ago and finally decided to start listening. I would spend $800-$1000 a month on groceries for our family of 7. We’ve Had 2 kids move out but have gotten down to just $200-$250 a month. It’s been amazing and I enjoy the challenge now. I watch and rewatch and always pick up something I missed the 1st time.
Wow Amy I don’t even know what to say. That is really something! That is unbelievable I can’t wait to tell Tawra about your story. Keep up the good work. It means so much to us and is so encouraging to hear stories like yours thank you.
Just back after a while away. Computer died, then got a renewed one. Glad to be able to get back to your site. I do watch your pod casts on the tv, but I cannot respond, just watch and smile and nod my head.
Love all the ideas your viewers bring, following a recipe post.
Thanks for all the great ideas, I’m still using my cookbook you sent me years ago and now am re reading it , because I get stuck in a rut , doing the same things over and over.