Beef Noodle Casserole
How 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
Cook the pasta according to directions, rinse and drain
Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic in the Olive Oil.
Sprinkle with the Italian Seasoning
Mix in the tomato sauce and salt and pepper to taste
Combine the pasta with the beef mixture and stir well
Place into a greased casserole dish
Preheat the oven to 400*
Sprinkle the two cups of shredded cheese on the top
Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted completely
Sprinkle with fresh chopped Parsley when done
SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving:
CALORIES: 80 | TOTAL FAT: 12g | SATURATED FAT: 6g | TRANS FAT: 6g | CHOLESTEROL: 140mg | SODIUM: 28mg | CARBOHYDRATES: 120g | SUGAR: 18g | PROTEIN: 12g
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Beef Noodle Casserole?
Beef Noodle Casserole is a comforting dish made with ground beef, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, and cooked egg noodles, topped with melted cheese and baked until bubbly.
Can I use a different type of ground meat instead of beef?
Yes, you can use ground turkey, chicken, or pork as a substitute for beef, depending on your preference.
What type of cheese is best for this casserole?
Cheddar cheese is commonly used for its sharp flavor and melting properties, but you can also use mozzarella, Monterey Jack, or a blend of cheeses.
Can I add vegetables to the casserole?
Yes, you can add diced vegetables such as bell peppers, mushrooms, or zucchini to the beef mixture for added flavor and nutrition.
How do I prevent the casserole from becoming too dry?
Adding tomato sauce to the beef mixture helps to keep the casserole moist.
You can also stir in a little beef broth or canned diced tomatoes for extra moisture.
Can I prepare this casserole ahead of time?
Yes, you can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to bake.
Just cover it tightly with foil or plastic wrap.
What can I serve with Beef Noodle Casserole?
This casserole pairs well with a side salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
How do I store leftovers?
Store leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.
Can I freeze Beef Noodle Casserole?
Yes, you can freeze the casserole before or after baking.
Just be sure to wrap it tightly with foil or plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container.
How do I know when the casserole is done baking?
The casserole is done when the cheese is melted and bubbly and the edges are golden brown.
This usually takes about 15 minutes in a preheated 400°F oven.