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Beef Noodle Casserole

Creamy is the name of the game in my beef noodle casserole! Luxurious cheesy sauce smothers beef and noodles in a bake everyone will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef and noodles recipe, beef casserole recipes, egg noodles, Ground Beef Casserole Recipes, ground beef recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 1028kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 3 cups cottage cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese shredded, divided


  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • Cook egg noodles (12 ounces) according to package instructions, until just al dente. Drain well and set aside. Rinse pot noodles were cooked in with cold water. Drain (should be dry) and allow to cool a few minutes.
  • Add sour cream (1 1/2 cups), cottage cheese (3 cups), cream cheese (8 ounces), and green onions (3/4 cup ) to the drained pasta pot and stir to combine. Add drained noodles back to the pot. Mix until evenly coated.
    Step 2 How to make beef and noodle casserole, mixing the sauce mixture and egg noodles
  • In a large skillet, brown beef (1 1/2 pounds) until there is no longer any pink. Drain off excess fat. Stir in salt (1 teaspoon), pepper (1/2 teaspoon ), garlic powder (1/2 teaspoon), Italian seasoning (1 teaspoon), and tomato sauce (15 ounces). Simmer on low for 5-7 minutes.
    Step 1 How to make Beef Noodle Casserole, cooking the beef
  • Assemble: Spread half the noodles in the prepared baking dish in a single layer. Top with half the ground beef mixture, and then 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese. Repeat with noodles and meat. Cover with foil.
    Step 5 How to make beef noodle casserole with cream cheese, topping it with cheese
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Remove foil and top with remaining 1 1/2 cups of cheese and return to the oven. Continue to bake until cheese melts, 7-10 minutes.
    Beef Noodle Casserole topped with cheese