Ground Beef and Noodles Bake

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Ground Beef and Noodles Bake is a dish that has everything kids love – hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe.

Ground Beef and Noodles Bake Recipe

Kid Friendly Casserole

Let’s face it. Kids can be picky. But most kids are crazy about ground beef and noodles. This hamburger noodle casserole has a creamy sauce made with canned tomato sauce, sour cream and cream cheese that checks the box for kid-friendly meals.

I tend to cook with ingredients that kids eat.

Hamburger

Noodles

Tomato Sauce

I find myself making different meals with similar ingredients. There’s no shame it that.  As long as it tastes good, and the kids eat it without complaining, I consider it a win.

Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 

Large Casserole Recipe

Beef Noodle Bake makes a huge casserole, and it’s also hearty and filling.   I made it on a night when I had my three kids plus my sister’s four kids to feed. We all ate the beef noodle bake, and there was enough for some leftovers.

This is a recipe from my college days at Purdue. A total of 32 college girls lived in my cooperative house, and this was one of our regular dinners.  We actually took this hamburger noodle bake recipe and multiplied it by six!

What can I make with egg noodles and ground beef?

Make a casserole!

Here’s the entire ingredient list for Beef Noodle Casserole:

Ground Beef

Onion, diced

Egg Noodles

Sour Cream

Cream Cheese

Tomato Sauce

Garlic Salt

Sugar

Shredded Cheese, Cheddar or Similar Blend

Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 

How to Make Beef Noodle Bake:

  1. Brown ground beef and onions in a skillet; remove from heat and drain excess grease if needed.
  2. Add tomato sauce, sour cream, cream cheese, sugar and garlic salt; stir to combine.
  3. In a 13 x 9 inch baking dish, layer 1/2 cooked egg noodles and 1/2 beef mixture. Repeat.
  4. Cover and bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes; remove foil and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  5. Turn off the oven, and put the casserole back in for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Turning off the oven prevents the cheese from getting crunchy.

For the full instructions for hamburger and egg noodles casserole, scroll to the bottom of this post. 

Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 

Notes About Beef Noodle Casserole:

  • Don’t overcook the egg noodles because they will continue to cook in the oven.  I recommend cooking them a minute or two less than the package instructions. Drain well.
  • Be sure the cream cheese is softened so that it blends into the sauce.  To soften cream cheese quickly, add the foil package of cream cheese to a saucepan and cover with water. Turn the stove-top onto the lowest setting, and cover the saucepan with a lid.  The heat will quickly soften the cream cheese inside the foil packet.
  • Always be sure to season ground beef with salt and pepper to taste when browning. Do this for every recipe you make.
  • Try to spread the meat sauce all the way to the edges to cover the egg noodles.  If not, the edge noodles can get a little hard during baking.
  • Cover this beef noodle casserole for the first 30 minutes of baking; remove the foil, turn off the oven and return the casserole to the oven until the cheese is melted.
  • Any type of shredded cheddar is perfect. Love a cheesier hamburger noodle casserole? Add more!
  • Our Amazon Store features our favorite pantry essentials and kitchen items.
  • Want a simpler casserole with similar ingredients? Try this easy ground beef and egg noodle casserole.

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Frisco Melt Tater Tot Casserole

Frisco Tater Tot Casserole is an updated version of the classic recipe. Our tater tot casserole without soup has all the flavors of a Frisco Melt.  It's sweet, cheesy flavor will have your kids begging for more.

Pizza Casserole

Ground Beef Pizza Casserole is a cheesy skillet meal that your family will love. It's a homemade hamburger helper with loads of pizza flavor.  Toss it together for a quick weeknight meal using easy pantry staples.

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Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 
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Ground Beef and Noodles Bake

Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love - hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Casserole, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Noodle Bake, beef noodle casserole, beef noodle casserole with cream cheese, beef noodle casserole with sour cream, Ground Beef and Noodles Bake, ground beef casserole, Hamburger Noodles Casserole
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 440kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 7 cups wide egg noodles
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Cook wide egg noodles in water and drain. Cook 1-2 minutes less than package instructions.
    Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 
  • Preheat oven to 350 degress F. Spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet, brown ground beef and onions; drain excess grease if needed.
    Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 
  • To the skillet add tomato sauce, sour cream, softened cream cheese, sugar, and garlic salt and stir until combined.
    Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 
  • In the prepared baking dish, layer 1/2 noodles topped with 1/2 beef sauce. Repeat.
    Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 
  • Cover with foil, and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Turn off oven. Remove foil; sprinkle with shredded cheese. Return to oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
    Ground Beef and Noodles Bake has everything kids love---hamburger and egg noodles in a creamy sauce.  This easy recipe makes a huge casserole making it the perfect family-friendly dinner recipe. 

Notes

  • Don't overcook the egg noodles because they will continue to cook in the oven.  I recommend cooking them a minute or two less than the package instructions. Drain well.
  • Be sure the cream cheese is softened so that it blends into the sauce.  To soften cream cheese quickly, add the foil package of cream cheese to a saucepan and cover with water. Turn the stove-top onto the lowest setting, and cover the saucepan with a lid.  The heat will quickly soften the cream cheese inside the foil packet. 
  • Always be sure to season ground beef with salt and pepper to taste when browning. Do this for every recipe you make. 
  • Try to spread the meat sauce all the way to the edges to cover the egg noodles.  If not, the edge noodles can get a little hard during baking.
  • Cover this beef noodle casserole for the first 30 minutes; remove the foil, turn off the oven and return the casserole to the oven until the cheese is melted.
  • Any type of shredded cheddar is perfect. Love a cheesier hamburger noodle casserole? Add more!
  • Looking for more ground beef recipes? Try our Cheeseburger Quiche and Frisco Hamburger Helper. 

Nutrition

Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 504mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 175mg | Iron: 2mg

 

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2 Comments

  1. You all are hitting out of the park home runs at our house! This is the third casserole I’ve tried from this site — and the third my little picky eater devoured and absolutely loved. She actually had an extra helping of this at dinner and then came back for a small bowl as a pre-bedtime snack!

    I added another pound of ground beef (for some reason, it seemed a bit soupier than it should be, even though I drained the grease), plus some extra onion and garlic powder, plus some thyme. Really was a good, tasty pantry casserole and I’m definitely making it again. Thank you all for sharing these recipes. So glad they’re not getting lost!

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