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Easy Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole Recipe

Easy Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole is a hearty, freezer-friendly, kid-friendly, one-dish meal, which is perfect for weeknight dinners when you are short on time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef casserole recipes, casserole entree recipes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 409kcal
Author: Sharon Rigsby

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 14.5 oz can petite chopped tomatoes
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 8 oz pkg medium egg noodles
  • 6 green onions or scallions (optional)
  • 1 cup of sour cream can substitute low or reduced fat
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, or until it is no longer pink. Break up any large pieces. (I use an old-fashioned potato masher and it works great for this task.) Drain any fat from the ground beef.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, tomatoes with green chilies, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper and mix well. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • While the beef mixture is simmering, cook the egg noodles according to the package directions and drain.
  • Place the noodles in a large bowl and add the scallions if you are using them, 1/2 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream. Mix well.
  • If you are making one large casserole, place the noodle mixture in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish which has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. If you are dividing the mixture up into several smaller dishes to freeze, simply divide the mixture evenly and add it to the smaller baking dishes.*
  • Top with the beef mixture and spread out evenly. Top with the remaining cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake for 5-10 more minutes or until the cheese has melted and is bubbling.

Notes

*Notes: If you are freezing a casserole, wrap securely in aluminum foil and place in the freezer. When ready to bake, for the best results, allow to thaw in the refrigerator overnight and then bake as directed.
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Nutrition

Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 700mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 670mg | Iron: 3.6mg