Meal-In-One Casserole Recipe

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Salsa gives zip to this hearty fix-and-forget-it meal from Dorothy Pritchett of Wills Point, Texas. "This recipe makes more than my husband and I can eat, so I freeze half of it. We think it tastes even better the second time," she adds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/3 cups salsa
  • 5 cups cooked medium egg noodles
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese or blend of cheddar, Monterey Jack and American cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 421 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1240mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 25g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Top with the green pepper, corn and mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour salsa over mushrooms. Top with noodles. Pour tomatoes and water over all. Sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Meal-In-One Casserole in Quick Cooking March/April 2000, p45

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Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 22541
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"We did not care for this at all. It was easy to prepare though."

jetluvs2cook User ID: 1675049 38543
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2008

"5 cups cooked medium egg noodles"

kallsmom User ID: 2662239 38500
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2008

"do you have to cook the noodles first???"

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