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Beef noodle casserole on a white plate.

Beef Noodle Casserole

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


This Easy Ground Beef Noodle Casserole is made of flavorful ground beef, a savory sauce with seasonings and noodles. This satisfying dish is the ultimate comfort food and perfect for busy weeknights


16 oz Medium Noodles

1 lb ground beef
3 cups cheddar cheese

24 oz pasta sauce

1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes

1 cup beef stock

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Begin by cooking the medium noodles according to the package directions. Once they turn al dente or reach your desired tenderness, drain and set them aside for later use
  2. In a generously sized skillet or frying pan, place the ground beef over medium heat. Cook the ground beef until it’s fully browned. Make sure it’s thoroughly cooked. Also, be sure to drain any excess oil.
  3. To the browned ground beef, add the onion powder, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper and combine. Cook for about 1-2 minutes so that the spices infuse into the meat.
  4. Add Worcestershire sauce, diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, and beef stock. Stir this meat mixture well and let it simmer for a few minutes. This simmering period lets the flavors meld together beautifully.
  5. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). In a 9×13-inch casserole dish, spread half of the tender egg noodles, creating an even layer at the bottom.
  6. Pour half of the ground beef mixture over the layer of noodles. Sprinkle 1 1⁄2 cups of cheddar cheese over the sauce. Repeat this step by adding another layer of cooked noodles.
  7. Pour the remaining meat sauce over the second noodle layer and top it off with another layer of evenly spread cheddar cheese.
  8. Carefully place the baking dish into the preheated oven and allow it to bake for 30 minutes or until the ground beef noodle casserole is heated through, and the cheese on top is melted.
  9. Once your hamburger noodle casserole is done, take it out of the oven, let it cool for 10 minutes, and enjoy this hot dish with a side salad, green beans, or your favorite side dishes!


Storage Instructions: Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. 

Reheating Instructions: Cover and reheat individual portions in the microwave. You can also reheat the entire casserole in a 350-degree F oven until it’s warmed through. If it is dried out, add a splash of stock or water to it and cover with aluminum foil before reheating it in the oven.

Freezing Instructions:  Freeze leftover beef noodle casserole. It freezes very well for up to 2-3 months. Cover it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil before placing it in the freezer. When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the fridge before baking.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cool Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American