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Taco Noodle Bake Recipe

Taco Noodle Bake Recipe

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 YIELD: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 (4 ounces) 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


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, olives and taco sauce. Garnish with sour cream. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 6907234 264131
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2017 Edited Apr. 4, 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 User ID: 1604521 261136
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2017

"I added corn and black beans."

ekprice User ID: 4632834 231781
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"Pretty good, will probably make again sometime"

Drea.D User ID: 7397855 183743
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2014

"Pretty good but not my style of food"

jstowellsupermom User ID: 7101358 118243
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

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

leslie1966 User ID: 3337908 107146
Reviewed 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."

Nancymoyer User ID: 6685142 183940
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"excellent taste and easy to make"

eras16 User ID: 3791700 166809
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2013

"A bit spicy for us. Will add more noodles. Great recipe. Thanks"

SandraIsley User ID: 1775228 168179
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"Excellent! What more can I say!"

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