Hamburger Noodle Casserole Recipe
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Hamburger Noodle Casserole Recipe

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


  • 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

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 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 fat.


  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.
Originally published as Hamburger Noodle Casserole in Light & Tasty October/November 2007, p21

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muffbear74 248580
Reviewed May. 24, 2016

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

cholokrys 242319
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!!!!"

Tracy1969 235219
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."

luigimon 224527
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!!"

VolcanoGirl 163594
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!"

mmmm.. 101393
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."

SitDownandEat 75543
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!"

jtermont 67194
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."

ficklepickle 147852
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 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."

Itchfen 117366
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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