This beef and noodle casserole is an easy comfort meal that is also perfect for feeding a crowd. It’s a delicious blend of ground beef in a flavorful creamy sauce, tossed with egg noodles and topped with a blend of Italian cheeses! For sure a meal the whole family will love.
I love a good casserole and I love having casseroles as part of our meal plan. It’s a simple recipe that is great to fit in our busy schedule, but yet still having a nice meal. Perfect for a busy weekend or school night.
The egg noodles can cook in one pot at the same time as browning the ground beef. Set them aside after they are done and begin to make the sauce mixture. The sauce mixture quickly goes together. Then the cooked beef and noodles go back into the sauce and it is poured into a baking dish and topped with the cheese blend. Then bake and serve!
I love that this recipe is one that you can do different variations to change it up a bit too. Add mushrooms or bell peppers to incorporate some vegetables.
Freezer meals are also great and so helpful in the busy season of life. Make up this casserole in the 9×13, cover with foil and place in the freezer for a later time.
Beef and Noodle Casserole
- 8 oz. egg noodles
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 lb. ground beef, I used 85% lean
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 sm. onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 3 Tbsp. Clabber Girl Corn Starch
- 2 ½ C. beef broth
- ¾ C. sour cream
- 2 C. Italian blend cheese
In a large saucepan, cook the egg noodles al dente, just a few minutes shorter than instructed on the package. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and cook until its browned and cook through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Once the ground beef is cooked, remove it from the skillet, leaving the grease in the skillet. With 85% lean, there is just the right amount of grease left. Set aside the cooked beef.
Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pan to sauté in the grease for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add the butter in and stir around in the onion/garlic mixture until melted. Add in the Clabber Girl Corn Starch, and using a fork, stir it in continuously for about 1 minute. Add in the beef broth and in until the mixture is well combined. Mix in the sour cream and 1 cup of the cheese and stir continuously until melted and well combined. Let simmer for 3 or 4 minutes and sauce will thicken. Add the cooked ground beef back into the skillet and stir together with the sauce mixture. Add the cooked egg noodles and stir in carefully until they are well coated.
Pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish and spread evenly in the dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese over top of the casserole. Bake at 375° F. for 15 minutes until cheese is melted.