Beef Noodle Casserole

         This is another favorite comfort food of mine. The perfect mix of egg noodles and ground beef, covered in a rich and tasty tomato sauce. This classic dish is so easy to make, yet the family will think that you spent all afternoon making dinner for them.

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This dish is so cheesy it is automatically very kid friendly. The hubby loves it too. This is also the perfect dish to add to a meal rotation throughout the month. No one would argue eating this twice.

            Classic Beef Noodle Casserole does not take long to make, which makes it a perfect last minute dish during the busy week.

If you are like me, you usually have a pound of ground beef handy for last minute meal changes.

Frequently Asked Questions

            Can I use different noodles?

Of course you can. Not realizing that I had no egg noodles, I ended up using elbow macaroni and it tasted just the same.

            How do I store this casserole?

All you need to do is be sure to place it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

            Can I freeze this casserole?

Definitely, keep it in an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.

            Can I add vegetables to the casserole?

Anytime that you can get kids to eat vegetables willingly, go for it! I have said it before, I generally grate carrots and other vegetables and mix it with ground beef in dishes. Of course, I also have a side dish of vegetables on the side so these smart kids do not suspect anything. You could add corn, mushrooms or even green beans. I have a friend who tossed in some cauliflower and broccoli. She stated it tasted divine.

            What should I serve with this?

A nice fresh green salad with chopped vegetables would be good, I like to add the famous corn casserole with this Beef Noodle Casserole. I also enjoy having a loaf of crispy crusted bread that will soak up the sauce on my plate. It makes the dish perfect. My darling daughter enjoys garlic cheese bread with hers.

What do you need to make Beef Noodle Casserole

            1 pound lean ground beef

            1 medium onion, diced

            2 tsp Olive Oil

            2 tsp minced garlic

            Salt and pepper to taste

            2 tsp Italian Seasoning

            12 ounces egg noodles, cooked according to directions

            1 16 ounce can of tomato sauce

            2 cups shredded cheese, Cheddar is what I use

            Fresh parsley as a garnish

How to make Beef Noodle Casserole

FIRST STEP:

Cook the pasta according to directions, rinse and drain

Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic in the Olive Oil.

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SECOND STEP:

Sprinkle with the Italian Seasoning

Mix in the tomato sauce and salt and pepper to taste

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THIRD STEP:

Combine the pasta with the beef mixture and stir well

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FOURTH STEP:

Place into a greased casserole dish

Preheat the oven to 400*

Sprinkle the two cups of shredded cheese on the top

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted completely

Sprinkle with fresh chopped Parsley when done

Enjoy!

YUM!

Beef Noodle Casserole

Beef Noodle Casserole

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 12 ounces egg noodles, cooked according to directions
  • 1 16 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese, Cheddar is what I use
  • Fresh parsley as a garnish

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Cook the pasta according to directions, rinse and drain

Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic in the Olive Oil.

SECOND STEP:

Sprinkle with the Italian Seasoning

Mix in the tomato sauce and salt and pepper to taste

THIRD STEP:

Combine the pasta with the beef mixture and stir well

Place into a greased casserole dish

FOURTH STEP:

Preheat the oven to 400*

Sprinkle the two cups of shredded cheese on the top

FIFTH STEP:

Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted completely

Sprinkle with fresh chopped Parsley when done

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 6gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 120gSugar: 18gProtein: 12g