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Ground Beef Noodle Casserole Recipe

My mother shared this recipe with me soon after I was married. Most everything I know about cooking, I learned from her. This recipe has always been a family favorite, and it's a time-saver as well because it uses spaghetti sauce and gravy mix.—Christina Takacs, West Springfield, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine gravy mix and water until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • 2. Add the spaghetti sauce, cream, seasonings and gravy; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in the noodles and 1/3 cup cheese.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 409 calories, 16 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 924 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.