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Cheesy Beef Casserole

This hearty casserole tastes like lasagna and makes a satisfying meal when served with a green salad and garlic bread. —Ardyce Piehl, Poynette, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • Additional Parmesan cheese, optional


  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Add the tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, onions and green pepper. Drain noodles; place half in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Top with half each of the meat and cheese mixtures. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 468 calories, 27g fat (14g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 783mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • Debglass11
    Jul 1, 2020

    This casserole is delicious. It's similar to others I have made over the years but has a few different ingredients, like the Parmesan and green peppers in the filling, which we loved. I used a 16 ounce package of egg noodles and instead of the tomato sauce, I used a large jar of marinara sauce and threw in some fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. Since I'm not a fan of cottage cheese, I used a cup of sour cream instead. This is an easy, creamy and tasty dish.....and one that I'll definitely make again!

  • OwlTree
    Nov 29, 2019

    This is one of my favorite TOH recipes. I add one teaspoon of ground fennel to the ground beef in order to get that Italian sausage flavor. Delicious!

  • Julie
    Oct 6, 2019

    very good. added more seasonings , 4 oz of cream cheese and less noodles.

  • conservativegranny
    Oct 2, 2019

    Very tasty! I would have given it 5 stars except the recipe wasn't clear where to put the green onions. Step 2 should have specified "green onions". I also only made one layer of noodles, beef mixture

  • Rainykay
    Nov 20, 2015

    A great go to recipe & yummy

  • ahhschucks
    Sep 8, 2014

    Easy to make and very tasty. We liked the green onion and and green pepper in the cheese layer.

  • Theresa.August
    Oct 8, 2011

    No comment left

  • Rhyahcf
    Sep 5, 2010

    My family loves this. It's often requested for birthday meals.

  • accessdenied6875
    Jul 28, 2008

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  • osiris64
    Jun 11, 2008

    Re: Cheesy Beef CasseroleMy favorite recipe of all time from Taste of Home and related magazines. Try it!!