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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 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes
TOTAL: 55 minutes


  • 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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267 thoughts on “Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole”

  1. This recipe sounds lovely. However here in uk we. Either have fresh or dried Italian pasta, or Asian egg noodles . Which would work better?

  2. Can’t wait to try this! I notice it says 3 oz package of cream cheese. Should that say 8 oz package? I haven’t seen a 3 oz one. Gathering ingredients now Thanks!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      They used to sell the 3-ounce size years ago. You’ll have to just cut 3 ounces from an 8-ounce. If you look closely, the side of the package is marked in ounces the sams way butter is marked in tablespoons so you know just where to cut.

  3. Glenda Hedges

    I made this last week and it is a great recipe! I used one pound of Italian sausage instead of ground beef ( 1/2 pound of hot and 1/2 pound of mild Italian). I also added 2-3 tsp minced garlic, shredded my own cheddar and mozzarella cheese, bought the Parmesan already pre shredded as I couldn’t find the block parmesan. Everything else just as the original recipe. Family wants it again next week!

    1. I’m excited to try it! Did you use a 3 or 8 oz block of cream cheese? I’ve only seen an 8 oz size and wondered if 3 is a typo.

      1. Only those of us who have been around a long time remember the 3 oz. Pkgs. Obviously an old recipe. But great! LOVE noodles in casseroles!

  4. We love this recipe, even the Grandbabies! It has lasagna vibes but is so much easier to make and I actually like it better, it’s not as heavy as lasagna. The first time I made it I used the green onions. Since then I’ve made it with chopped white onions instead which I do prefer. Very nice recipe, thank you!

  5. Absolutely wonderful flavors and so easy to make!!! Everyone enjoyed it, and the leftovers are even better the next couple days!!

  6. Uplifting your son and entire family in prayer . . . . . I am sure this recipe is “8 star” as you can never have too much cheese!!
    Best to you –

  7. My neice nicknamed this Lazy Lasagna. This recipe is so easy to make & is absolutely delicious. It’s a regular at my house.

  8. I haven’t tried it yet but it looks and sounds so good I rated it. I also send prayers for you and yours. Praying all goes well and a speedy recovery.

  9. My son is one picky guy and when he goes back for seconds you know you have a winner!
    I use 1/2lb Italian sausage and 1/2 ground chuck and only 1/2 the noodles and cheese. We are not much on pasta and it worked out great for us and it is now on my rotation for dinner

  10. My husband and I love this recipe! I have made so many times. It is delicious every single time!!

  11. Interesting and tasty fusion of Italian and Tex-Mex flavors. Family members’ feedback is that there needed to be more pasta to balance the amount of sauce and cheese. i made it with four cups of dried pasta from the start, and that still wasn’t enough in their estimation. Overall flavors of the dish get a thumb’s up. This is one of my go-to sites for great recipes when I want to experiment with something new.

  12. Getting ready to enjoy this tasty recipe again. I too season to taste and add parsley for a pop of color before serving. Served with a small salad and garlic bread or on its own. If you haven’t tried it don’t delay any longer. 😊

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