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California Casserole Recipe

California Casserole Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for California Casserole

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

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

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!"

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."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2011

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

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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