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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Beef and Noodle Casserole

This beef and noodle casserole is an easy comfort meal that is also perfect for feeding a crowd. This beef and noodle casserole is 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. 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 peppers to incorporate some vegeteables.

Freezer meals are also great and so helpful in the busy season of life. Make up this casserole in the 9x13, cover with foil and place in the freezer for a later time.

Beef and Noodle Casserole


Ingredients for 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 small onion, diced 
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp butter
2 1/2 cups beef broth
3/4 cup sour cream
2 cups Italian blend cheese 

Directions for Beef and Noodle Casserole 

1. In a large sauce pan, cook the egg noodles al dente, just a few minutes shorter than instructed on the package. Drain and set aside. 

2. 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. 

3. 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. 

4. Add the diced onion and minced garlic to the pan to saute in the grease for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. 

5. Then add the butter in and stir around in the onion/garlic mixture until melted. 

6. Add in the Clabber Girl Cornstarch and using a fork, stir it in continuously for about 1 minute.

7. Add in the beef broth and in until the mixture is well combined. 

8. Mix in the sour cream and 1 cup of the cheese and stir continuoulsy until melted and well combined. Let simmer for 3 or 4 minutes and sauce will thicken. 

9. Add the cooked ground beef back into the skillet and stir together with the sauce mixture. 

10. Then add the cooked egg noodles, and stir in carefully until they are well coated. 

11. Pour into a 9x13 baking dish and spread evenly in the dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheese over top of the casserole. 

12. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes until cheese is melted. Then it is ready to serve.

This post is sponsored by Clabber Girl but my
 thoughts/opinions are always 100% my own

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