Beef and Noodle Bake Recipe

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Everyone eagerly digs into this dish's delicious layers of ground beef, egg noodles and cheese. Chives offer a subtle sweet onion flavor.—Pam Laaker, Quincy, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup minced chives
  • 8 ounces medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 444 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 123mg cholesterol, 863mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.


  1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the cottage cheese, sour cream and chives; fold in noodles. In a greased 3-qt. baking dish, layer half of the noodle mixture and meat mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Beef Noodle Bake in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p41

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kateybugsmommy User ID: 7473795 66843
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"This is a family favorite! I stumbled on to this recipe on an insert in my Taste of Home years ago, we loved it then, and even more so today. It's super simple and oh-so good!"

carolarus User ID: 3333384 35261
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"Tasty and just like lasagna-only easier to make"

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