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Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake Recipe

Favorite Hamburger Noodle Bake Recipe

This is an old family favorite I made when my boys were growing up. There were never any leftovers.—Patricia Teller, Lewiston, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions until al dente; drain. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the noodles, soup, cheese, water and chili sauce. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes.
  • 2. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casseroles. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze up to 3 months. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover casserole with foil; bake as directed, increasing covered time to 45-50 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until golden brown. Yield: 2 casseroles (4 servings each).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 477 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 794mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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habenaroman User ID: 7905288 268845
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2017

"Will definitely make again."

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 264097
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2017

"Very good for a nice, filling dinner with easy to re-heat leftovers."

saltybeefnstickyrice User ID: 6742123 215249
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"DH really enjoyed this. It was relatively easy to prepare. I used 8 oz. macaroni instead of the egg noodles, and I omitted the chili sauce 'cause I didn't have any. A really good, basic recipe, great for those "I don't know what to make and don't have much time" days."

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 136156
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"This was so good. We really enjoyed it."

sjmdam User ID: 4248228 150258
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2014

"Very good flavor! We enjoyed it and it reheated well for the hubby the next day.

We did freeze one I will update the review when we do as some of the frozen dishes are not as good as the 1st time around."

amygerman15 User ID: 6030819 148457
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"A hit for the whole family."

Pepperdoo User ID: 1271322 102635
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"Wow:) This is the exact recipe that was in my Mom's Better Home and Garden casserole recipe book I bought her with my reading tokens at a local book fair at my elementery school. How nice to find the recipe again! I haven't had this for dinner in over 30 years. It was one of our favorites"

midnightbleu User ID: 7786112 133378
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2012

"I'm one of those cooks who starts with a recipe and changes things. My husband won't eat chili sauce so I used tomato sauce instead. I added mushrooms, peas and carrots and extra cheese. Also used french-fried onions on top. Started with half recipe but with added stuff ended up in a 9x13" pan!"

carolyn123 User ID: 2927863 66855
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

"This casserole is great, my family is always asking me to make it, they just love it. And its so easy to make."

Mrs. Raz User ID: 5543585 60766
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"It was great. I doubled it and put one in the freezer for later."

peboundy User ID: 2657165 136154
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Amazing Recipe...I would rename it "Lasagna bake"...that's what it taste's like! My whole family loves it! I recently made a HUGE batch...enough to fill a 7qt crock pot. Put it on low when I got to was perfect by lunch time!! EVERYONE loved it! Gave out a ton of recipes!"

shirley1951 User ID: 5711440 60765
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"I made this recipe for my two girls when they where at home . It was one of our favorite meals."

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