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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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5 from 2 votes

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