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Beef and Noodle Casserole topped with melted cheese.
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Beef and Noodle Casserole

Tender noodles coated in a cheesy tomato sauce.
Course Beef
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 475kcal
Author Deb Clark

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces egg noodles uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces canned tomato sauce
  • 15 ounces can Italian style diced tomatoes do not drain
  • 2 ½ cups cheddar cheese shrerdded and divided
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook egg noodles to aldente (cook one minutes less than package directions indicate). Drain well.
  • Place the empty pot the noodles were cooked in back on the stove over medium-high heat. (No need to dirty two pots!) Add the olive oil.
  • Add the ground beef to the large skillet over medium heat. Cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula. Remove excess grease if desirerd.
  • Next add the onion and seasoning to the pan - salt, pepper, garlic powder and Italian seasoning. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until onion has softened and beef is completely cooked.
  • Now add the tomato sauce, canned tomatoes and Italian to the beef mixture and stir to combine.
  • Mix the noodles into the pan with the beef and sauce, toss to combine. Add 2 cups of cheddar cheese, mix again.
  • Pour the meat sauce mixture into a 9"x13" baking pan that's been coated in cooking spray. Top with the remaining cup cheddar cheese.
  • Bake the ground beef and egg noodle casserole for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted, enjoy!

Notes

Variations
  • Add 2 cups of frozen corn or a package of frozen peas and carrots when you're mixing all of the ingredients together - then you won't even need to cook a veggie to go with this yummy beef and noodle casserole!
  • A can of drained kidney beans and diced green pepper will stretch this meal out a little further and be a delicious addition to the cheesy beef noodle bake!
  • Lighten it up by sub'ing ground turkey or chicken in place of beef.
  • Toss in a packet of taco seasoning when you're browning the beef for a whole new flavor! Use a Mexican cheese blend and wa-la - great casserole dish!
  • No tomato sauce or chopped tomatoes? Use canned spaghetti sauce instead!
  • For a pop of green garnish with thinly sliced green onions.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup will make this more of a stroganoff!

Nutrition

Calories: 475kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 1038mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 742IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 4mg