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Ground Beef Noodle Casserole

My mother shared this recipe with me soon after I was married. Most everything I know about cooking, I learned from her. This recipe has always been a family favorite, and it's a time-saver as well because it uses spaghetti sauce and gravy mix.—Christina Takacs, West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine gravy mix and water until smooth; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.
  • Add the spaghetti sauce, cream, seasonings and gravy; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in the noodles and 1/3 cup cheese.
  • Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 409 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 924mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • gooch621
    Jul 7, 2014

    Good flavor, but does not hold well. Eat right away! My family was late to dinner and the noodles became a mushy mess.

  • MrsKase
    Jun 23, 2011

    I used organic heavy whipping cream, Brown rice Fusilli and both Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese. Also added some fresh organic baby spinach to it. Very good!

  • pinksuitcases
    May 20, 2009

    My ten-year-old niece really loved this dish. We agree that it tastes like lasagna, but so much easier to prepare. I didn't have cream, so I used regular milk and I didn't have parmesan, so I used mozzarella instead. It was very good, even so. I will definitely be making this again.

  • mbuck6027
    Jun 26, 2008

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