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Taco Noodle Bake

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
  • Makes
    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 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Top with lettuce, tomatoes, olives and taco sauce. Garnish with sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 402 calories, 23g fat (11g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 906mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.

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  • dig1
    Mar 31, 2017

    What a great alternative on Taco Tuesday! My family loved this. I actually made it ahead and just tossed it in the oven when I got home from work.

  • ms11145
    Feb 11, 2017

    I added corn and black beans.

  • ekprice
    Aug 25, 2015

    Pretty good, will probably make again sometime

  • Drea.D
    Nov 7, 2014

    Pretty good but not my style of food

  • jstowellsupermom
    Oct 27, 2013

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

  • pages2244
    Jul 7, 2013

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  • ehume127
    Jun 1, 2013

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  • leslie1966
    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.

  • nikiron1
    Jan 22, 2013

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  • Nancymoyer
    Jan 17, 2013

    excellent taste and easy to make