Casseroles are a fantastic make-ahead option for families who are constantly on the go, and this beefy version is no different. With only 23 minutes of hands-on prep time, you can let the oven do all the heavy lifting in this hearty ground beef casserole that’s perfect for a hectic weeknight or your next potluck dinner.

You’ve just found your new favorite ground beef recipe.

Active Time: 23 mins

Total Time: 1 hr 18 mins

Easy beef casserole recipe
  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1 (10-oz.) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 5 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese (about 1 cup)
  • 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)
Cook beef mixture:

Brown ground round in a large skillet over medium, stirring constantly, 5 to 8 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.

Stir in both cans diced tomatoes and next 4 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside.

Cook egg noodles:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare egg noodles according to package directions. Stir together hot cooked noodles, chopped green onions, sour cream, and cream cheese until blended.

Add casserole ingredients to pan:

Spoon egg noodle mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Top with beef mixture; sprinkle with cheeses in order listed.

Bake casserole:

Bake, covered, at 350°F for 35 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 more minutes. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Make-Ahead Tip

Label and freeze assembled, unbaked casserole up to 1 month. Thaw in fridge overnight. Let stand 30 minutes; bake as directed.

Nutritional Info:

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 372mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g

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