California Casserole Recipe
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California Casserole Recipe

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This colorful casserole is named after the West Coast, but it always brings appreciative oohs and aahs when I serve it to fellow Texans. It's compatible with a variety of side dishes.—Hope LaShier, Amarillo, Texas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10 ounces) tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) chopped pimientos, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 248 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 658mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein .


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in the next 11 ingredients. Add noodles.
  2. Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake 50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as California Casserole in Reminisce July/August 1993, p45

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jstowellsupermom 42405
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"My family loved this! Reminded my husband of a casserole his Mom use to make, so he really enjoyed it!"

Gpopsgirl2 16971
Reviewed May. 19, 2012

"My grandmother has made this recipe for several years and we love it! It's always a hit with company too!"

nancymcf 17360
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"I made just a minor change by using shredded mozzerella rather than the cheddar. I also used fresh mushrooms and cooked them with the hamburger green pepper, onion mixture.My family thought it a hit and would like it again."

cobysmom 15356
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

"this recipe was okay i will make again but its not one the family gets excited about"

HeatherD35 41066
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"My family and I didn't care for this casserole. We ate it, but I won't make it again."

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