Beefy Noodle Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + standing


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 04, 2022
When life calls for a dish for a potluck or family event, we stir up a batch of beef and noodles. That’s our cheesy, bubbly comfort food. —Susan Lavery, McKinney, TX
Beefy Noodle Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente; drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, 6-8 minutes; crumble beef; drain. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, sugar and seasonings. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  3. Stir sour cream, cream cheese and green onions into macaroni. Spoon over beef mixture, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with cheese.
  4. Bake, covered, until bubbly, 15-20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 506 calories, 27g fat (15g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 745mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 27g protein.