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Cashew Noodle Casserole Recipe

Chow mein noodles and cashews give this dish a delectable crunch. Whenever I take it to potlucks, it disappearers before my eyes. You can make the casserole and freeze it; stir in the chow mein noodles just before serving.—Marion Petersson, Wetaskiwin, Alberta
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:8-10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces fine egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 package (6 ounces) chow mein noodles
  • 1 cup whole cashews

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the mushrooms; set aside.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the soup, milk, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer egg noodles, beef mixture and soup mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and chow mein noodles.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cashews. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 558 calories, 32 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 97 mg cholesterol, 1,039 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.