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Beef and Noodle Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Makes

8 servings

When I was working on the local election board in the '50s, one of my co-workers gave me this ground beef casserole with noodles recipe, and it has been a family favorite ever since. It's quick to make for unexpected company or easily doubled for a potluck. —Mary Hinman, Escondido, California
Beef and Noodle Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6-1/4 cups uncooked wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 8-10 minutes, breaking into crumbles; drain. In the same skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and pepper; cook and stir until tender, 5-7 minutes. Stir in beef, Worcestershire sauce, noodles and soups.
  2. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish; top with cheese. Bake, uncovered, until heated through, 15-20 minutes. If desired, garnish with green onions.

Ground Beef Casserole with Noodles Tips

Can you make ground beef casserole with noodles in a different baking dish?

If you don’t have a 3-quart casserole dish, a 13x9-in. pan will do the trick, as it holds about 3 quarts in volume. Here are more types of pans that are essential for your kitchen.

How do you store ground beef casserole with noodles?

Ground beef casserole with noodles will last in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days, however, it will also freeze very well. Place individual portions in freezer-safe containers and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw the frozen casserole in the fridge, and reheat in the microwave or at a low temperature in the oven until warmed through. Make sure you know everything about how to freeze a casserole the right way.

What are some variations of ground beef casserole with noodles?

This casserole lends itself well to customizations! You can always experiment with different noodles, but consider also tossing in some frozen mixed vegetables, sprinkling on different kinds of shredded cheese, tossing with crunchy bread crumbs… the sky is the limit! If Worcestershire sauce isn’t your thing, swap it out for soy sauce, oyster sauce, fish sauce or even a bit of miso paste mixed with water.

Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 436 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 97mg cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 24g protein.

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