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Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

Ground Beef Casserole loaded with beef, cheese, and egg noodles is sure to be a family favorite.

Ground Beef Casserole


I can never get enough of cooking or eating casseroles. They’re easy to make, filling, and just have a way of comforting the soul.

Sour cream, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella cheese (yes there’s really that much cheese) make this casserole sinfully rich and gooey. Served with a side salad and some crusty bread, this will easily last 2 meals for a family of four.

It can also be assembled, frozen and defrosted overnight in the refrigerator. Then bake according to recipe directions.

Ground Beef Casserole

I don’t know what it is about egg noodles, but I absolutely love them. Their flavor and shape is a nice change up from pasta. I’m still Jenny Craiging it this week (down 3 pounds and halfway to my goal in 1 week!) so no foods like Ground Beef Casserole for me this week.

However I could use the comfort of a delicious casserole today because in exactly 1 week my son will be having major surgery in Indianapolis to remove his retroperitoneal lymph nodes. He recently completed chemotherapy for testicular cancer and his tumor markers have come down to the normal range, but he needs to have some lymph nodes removed. Something called RPLND surgery. A doctor named Richard Foster at Indiana University is widely considered the best surgeon in the world for doing this type of surgery and he will be my son’s surgeon.

If anyone lives in the Indianapolis area we would love to hear some restaurant suggestions especially places that are good for take out and are near the IU Medical Complex since we will be there 8 days. We’ve been to Bru Burger and boy do they ever have fantastic burgers 🙂

Ground Beef Casserole

Love that cheese 🙂 🙂

Ground Beef Casserole

Watch the short video below to see how easy this recipe is!

Ground Beef Casserole

Ground Beef Casserole

A hearty Italian-style casserole of ground beef, egg noodles, and gobs of cheese.
PREP: 15 mins
COOK: 40 mins
TOTAL: 55 mins


  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1 (10-ounce) can Rotel tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Place a large skillet over medium heat and add ground round. Cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink.
  • Add both cans of tomatoes, tomato paste, salt, sugar, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Stir to mix and let simmer over low heat while you get the rest of the ingredients ready.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook egg noodles according to package directions and drain well.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together noodles, green onions, sour cream, and cream cheese.
  • Spoon noodle mixture into a greased 13X9-inch baking dish. Top with beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheeses.
  • Spray a piece of aluminum foil with cooking spray and place cooking spray side down on top of baking dish to cover.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes.


Calories: 501kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Casserole
Cuisine: American

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Recipe Source: adapted from Southern Living

Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole

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238 thoughts on “Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole”

  1. This was delicious and so easy to make! I followed the instructions but used Rotel tomatoes with habaneros for a bit of heat, and they were perfect. Definitely one I’ll be making again.

  2. This is probably the BEST recipe I ever gotten off of Facebook in 10 years. It is OUTSTANDING!!!! I do make a couple of small changes. I love green olives – and I add a good amount of sliced green olives on TOP of the meat layer before I add the top layer of cheese. I also add maybe 1/3 cup of each one of the chesses to go on top. AND you may want to add a little more noodles – I typically use about 4-5 cups of dry noodles. Make sure to season to taste – you may want to add a little more salt, Italian seasoning. etc.

  3. Christin! This was fantastic! And I didn’t even have all the ingredients! I was missing the diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, so I just added the seasonings (fresh from my herb garden). Was a little short on the tomato paste, used up what I had. Still turned out FAB! I think I might try adding a touch of nutmeg next time.

    GREAT recipe! The whole fam loved it! Thanks for dinner!

  4. Alice Roper

    I love this recipe but changed it up a little, I used one cup of bowtie noodles and my add-in was three green chopped up zucchini and a 1/2 cup of spinach into the sour cream and cream cheese mixture everything else is the same I was trying to make it more low carb Keto my family loves it it’s great.

  5. I took this to a community potluck dinner and it disappeared with raves on how delicious it was!

  6. Jeanette A Jacobs

    FANTASTIC! One of the easiest and most delicious recipe. I have made this about 5x and it is a regular now for Christmas Eve dinner ❤😋

  7. This is wonderful!! The only cheese I used was whole milk mozzarella because it’s the only cheese my son likes, but this is one of our new favorite dishes!

  8. Guess it doesn’t really have to be covered if u run out of time just as long as you melt the cheese. Right since everything is cooked in it?

  9. I absolutely LOVE this casserole. I’ve made it quite a few times already. I have just 1 question.

    If I prepped this ahead of time, how long would I need to leave it in the oven?

  10. Made it and my family devoured it…. So hate not having any leftovers… but…. It was too durn good!!!! That’s not a bad thing!!!!!!

  11. Made it last night & sautéed onions, peppers because I needed to use them. I followed the recipe otherwise & it is so delicious!!! Had leftovers today & it’s even better the 2nd day😋❣️

  12. John Hughes

    I have made this 4 times now. Everyone loves it. I use bow-tie pasta and layer it like a lasagna (base pasta, hamburger, pasta, hamburger, cheese) in one of my decorative serving casserole dishes. I eyeball the 3 cheeses. I just do parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme to taste as well as the pepper and garlic salt / salt. Great for larger groups. Goes great with asparagus and spring mix salad with apples craisens and pecans. For dessert try the pecan pie brownies over at Allrecipes. Thanks Cristin!

  13. Kimberly Campbell

    I think I did something wrong. 3 cups is alot of noodles and I didn’t have enough sauce to cover then . Any suggestions??

    1. Hi Kim, are you sure you used medium-sized noodles? I have made this recipe multiple times and have never had an issue with the amount of noodles-to-sauce ratio.

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