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Hamburger Noodle Casserole Recipe

Hamburger Noodle Casserole Recipe

People have a hard time believing this homey and hearty casserole uses lighter ingredients. The taste is so rich and creamy...it's a great weeknight family entree! —Martha Henson, Winnsboro, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:10 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, divided
  • 2/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce, sugar, salt and pepper; heat through. Drain noodles; stir into beef mixture.
  • 3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, ricotta cheese and sour cream until blended. Stir in half of the onions.
  • 4. Spoon half the noodle mixture into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheese mixture and remaining noodle mixture.
  • 5. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining onions. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 319 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat

Reviews for Hamburger Noodle Casserole

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muffbear74
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

"A little time consuming, but tasty. I left out the sugar."

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cholokrys
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"This recipe actually surprised me!! I was a little skeptical about combining cream cheese, ricotta and sour cream, I thought it would have been too much! I read the reviews, and added some Italian sausage, green peppers and onions. It was so good....comforting on a cold day and very creamy. Will definitely make again!!!!"

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Tracy1969
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2015

"Results were split. Two liked it and two did not. I found it to gooey like, with no real flavor. very bland in my opinion. Will not make again."

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luigimon
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"Loved this!! I did not use anything low fat or fat free and it needed a little bit more seasoning, but otherwise, yummy and easy!!"

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VolcanoGirl
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"Delicious! Used 2lbs of ground beef...also substituted a jar of tomato basil marinara instead of canned tomato sauce and doubled the green onions. The whole family gave it thumbs up. Will definitely make again!"

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mmmm..
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"Pretty good & simple to make. Next time I may try adding salsa and black olives, or using a mix of sausage and hamburger."

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SitDownandEat
Reviewed May. 6, 2014

"This is filling. That is all the good I can say about it. It is tasteless. If you want pasta, you'd be better off frying up some hamburger and adding it to Kraft Mac & Cheese, or using a box of Hamburger Helper. With cheese as expensive as it is, don't waste it on this tasteless dish. We have a lot of leftovers which I hope to entice people to eat by adding jarred spaghetti sauce. It was a pain to make, too--lots of dirty pans. If you're looking for a yummy hamburger noodle dish, keep looking!"

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jtermont
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

"This casserole is very easy and taste like a hamburger. I have made this many times and it is easy to throw together for my family."

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ficklepickle
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"I have fixed this recipe twice and my husband and I agree it is a 'keeper'. However, I agree with one other review...it is a little bland. I think I will try substituting 24 ozs. of spaghetti sauce for the tomato sauce the next time I make it."

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Itchfen
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"I added more herbs and sautéed an onion and green pepper in with the meat. I also added a touch of Frank's Red Hot to give it a kick."

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susanrukes
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

"VERY bland and I added Basil and Oregano to the meat. My husband and I ate it, but didn't like it, but it was nearly impossible to get our picky eater to eat it. It took a long time to make and definitely wasn't worth it."

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khegeman
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"Delicious"

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khegeman
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2013

"Delicious"

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adl1220
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2012

"I used ground lean turkey and whole wheat noodles giving it an even healthier twist. Very good and easy to make."

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kgburgess
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"I would probably make this again, adding some yellow onions and maybe some mushrooms and seasonings with the ground beef. It wasn't anything extra special, but it was good. We enjoyed it with some fresh coleslaw with light dressing. I made it with fat-free everything (cream cheese, ricotta, sour cream, cheddar) and 1 lb. of Laura's 96% Lean Ground Sirloin, and those changes reduced the calories to 262/cup."

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Jstreet88
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"awesome dinner but im not a fan of onion so i used like 1/2 of one not 3 whole but whatever ur preferance its still an awesome recipe"

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wardropl
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"Wow! Who new a casserole could be included in your DIET? Not me...and this one is really good too! I made it for my family and never disclosed it's healthy side to any of them. They raved about it and all had seconds! I am SOOOOO happy that I can finally get healthy, and not make my family feel tortured at the dinner table...as a matter of fact they are going to secretly be getting healther themselves!!"

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cpfree
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"This was really great. Will be definitely be making this again."

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KInlow
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2011

"I made this the other night and I think it was one of the best casseroles I have ever made! I cook for 9 every night and everyone liked it!"

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momio
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2011

"This was very basic and good. I also substituted cottage cheese for the ricotta because I had it."

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dilbert098
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"got this recipe out of a comfort food diet cookbook... i still can't believe i'm eating "diet" food! This recipe is a close 2nd favourite pasta! tastes great as left overs, i'll be raving about this recipe for months! thanks for sharing!"

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dilbert098
Reviewed May. 31, 2011

"got this recipe out of a comfort food diet cookbook... i still can't believe i'm eating "diet" food! This recipe is a close 2nd favourite pasta! tastes great as left overs, i'll be raving about this recipe for months! thanks for sharing!"

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Diane916
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2011

"EXCELLENT!!!! I have a very picky family. Everyone loved it, if fact the whole dish disappeared. I didn't change anything in the recipe, it was quick and easy. Everyone wants to know when I'm going to make it again, so they will be home to eat it. Thanks great recipe, will be making it quite ofter."

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JessicaRae
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"Yummy! This was excellent-- my husband and I LOVED it! :)"

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northwitch75us
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"Very very good....my family already wants me to make it again :) if this is your 1st time trying this Hamburger Noodle Casserole you will see why you will make it again and again. easy to make and wonderful taste. very light but filling"

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downundercanadian
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"I substituted cottage cheese for ricotta and it was still amazing!"

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cobysmom
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"VERY GOOD RECIPE AND THE FACT THAT ITS healthy IS A BONUS AS IT SURE DOENST TASTE healthy! THANKS FOR SHARING YET ANOTHER WONDERFUL DISH"

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cheddybeans
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"A lower calorie dinner the whole family loved!! And it didn't taste "healthy"!! :o)"

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bluebowtye
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2010

"My husband and I really like this just the way it is. We find it to be creamy and delicious."

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annieharbert
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2009

"My family and I really enjoyed this dish and my husband even said, "this one is a keeper!".

I was a little sceptical about the taste of the tomato sauce as I thought it was a little bland but after it baked into the rest of the noodle, cheese and meat mixture I was very pleased! I will make this again!
On a side note~ I added some sliced fresh mushrooms as I didn't have any more green onions left and wanted something more than just the noodles, meat, sauce and cheese. I think you could probably add more veggies to this meal if you wanted like a can of mexicorn or regular corn if you wanted a different twist. ☺"

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cowmemoo
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

"I made this last year for Christmas it was excellent! Im making it again this year!! The cheese in the casserole makes the whole dish!"

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maplebaby18
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"This dish was so delicious."

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hervin02
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2009

"Both Husband and 3 1/2 year old loved it! I used grd. turkey instead of beef, cottage instead of ricotta and used whole wheat penne since I didn't have egg noodles (they make whole wheat now too). Didn't have to use the whole 5 cups of penne. We don't like green onion so I eliminated that, and also the salt (tomato sauce has plenty!). I have no idea what would be "missing"! It was VERY flavorful!! I might add a layer of sliced zucchini to bump up the nutrition value (especially since its hard to get said hubby and child to eat veggies). Definately going in the recipe rotation!"

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marciedarciestuff
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2009

"It does seem to be missing something. My picky kids loved it after we mixed it all up but my unpicky husband and i did not care for it."

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Mamasuejean
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"I made this the other night. I didn't have ricotta cheese, and I used ground turkey instead of hamburger. It sounded really good, but there wasn't much flavor. Perhaps it was because I used turkey instead of hamburger. With the leftovers I added chili powder and cumin, plus another unknown red spice I have in the cupboard. It improved the flavor soooo much. It tastes rather bland without the chili powder and cumin, which is what I used for my husband since he doesn't like hot."

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lbranchaud
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2009

"Martha Henson - your Hamburger Noodle Casserole sounds devine & I can't wait to try it! I like recipes that have the creaminess of stroganoff - yours looks lucious - will let you know!"

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marieln
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2009

"For those who find the Ricotta too grainy try using cottage cheese which has been run through a processor. I have subbed this before and it works out quite well.

mlnfromballground"

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skabrahamson5
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2009

"The cream cheese ricotta filling was heavy and sharp tasting. It didn't compliment the tomato sauce, and none of my family liked it. The texture was also grainy. The cost of ingredients is also pretty steep once you add up the ricotta and cream cheese and meat. All forms of protein which is very expensive. I won't make this again."

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encarta
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2009

"Jan. 13 2009. I just got done printing this recipe and I had no problem. Try it again. Guardian angel."

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janekline
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"What is the main source of sodium in this recipe? Is it the canned tomato sauce? I need low-sodium dishes."

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seventeen
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2009

"I wanted to print this recipe but when I click on print it does not work. Can you please tell me whey. Thank you

Elsie"

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wendy6076
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2008

"My family, including my 9-year old son, loved this. I sprinkled with parm between layers and added Italian seasoning to the hamburger mixture."

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msdosty1941
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"I too, have a hiatal hernia so, thanks for the tip about adding sugar. My husband has lots of heart burn after eating certain even slightly spicy food.We all have to be cautious what we eat."

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kateluzu
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2008

"i use tomato soup instead of tomato sauce"

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his2sparrows
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"My husband has a Hiatial Hernia & acid reflux so I also add 1 tsp of sugar to all my red sauce recipes - it really does help keep heart burn away!

Thanks, Carol in Abq., NM"

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survivorlane
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2008

"SOUNDS YUMMY"

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patricia48
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2008

"Some cooks believe a little sugar cuts the acidity of tomato products.  I save sugar packets from carryout and add one to most stews, chili, soups etc.  A tsp of sugar in a dish that serves several is but a minute amount per serving and I believe it adds to the overall flavor."

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Nonimum
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2008

"This sounds really good but why do you need to put sugar in it?

I am going to try it without the sugar."

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