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Taco Noodle Bake Recipe

Taco Noodle Bake Recipe

I got creative while we were housebound during a snowstorm one winter and used ingredients I had on hand to come up with this hearty casserole.—Judy Munger, Warren, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked wide egg noodles
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup taco sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, water, green chilies, taco seasoning, onion powder, chili powder and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
  • 3. Drain noodles; place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Spread with beef mixture; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes.
  • 4. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, olives and taco sauce. Garnish with sour cream. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 402 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 906mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein

Reviews for Taco Noodle Bake

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"Pretty good, will probably make again sometime"

Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"Pretty good but not my style of food"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"This was great!! It would be good with corn & black beans added too!"

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"I used 1 lb ground beef and 1 can refried beans. I also increased the noodles to 3 cups. Could probably use a little more. This was really good and really easy."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"excellent taste and easy to make"

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"A bit spicy for us. Will add more noodles. Great recipe. Thanks"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"Excellent! What more can I say!"

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