Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake Recipe
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Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake Recipe

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This is an old family favorite I made when my boys were growing up. There were never any leftovers.—Patricia Teller, Lewiston, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 477 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 794mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions until al dente; drain. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the noodles, soup, cheese, water and chili sauce. Transfer to two greased 8-in.-square baking dishes.
  2. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casseroles. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover casserole with foil; bake as directed, increasing covered time to 45-50 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until golden brown.
    Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).
Originally published as Hamburger Noodle Bake in Simple & Delicious March/April 2006, p5

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Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"DH really enjoyed this. It was relatively easy to prepare. I used 8 oz. macaroni instead of the egg noodles, and I omitted the chili sauce 'cause I didn't have any. A really good, basic recipe, great for those "I don't know what to make and don't have much time" days."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"This was so good. We really enjoyed it."

Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Very good flavor! We enjoyed it and it reheated well for the hubby the next day.

We did freeze one I will update the review when we do as some of the frozen dishes are not as good as the 1st time around."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"A hit for the whole family."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"Wow:) This is the exact recipe that was in my Mom's Better Home and Garden Casserole recipe book I bought her with my reading tokens at a local book fair at my elementery school. How nice to find the recipe again! I haven't had this for dinner in over 30 years. It was one of our favorites"

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