Easy Cheesy Beef Casserole

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Easy Cheesy Beef Casserole is packed full of ground beef, tomatoes, egg noodles and lots of ooey, gooey cheese! It’s not only delicious, but it’s ready in just 40 minutes, too! Cheesy Beef Casserole Recipe - Food Life Design

Hello! I hope you’re feeling awesome. And hungry, because, today I’m sharing an Easy Cheesy Beef Casserole recipe that you are going to love!

As I mentioned the other day, with everyone being at home, I’ve been making a lot of family favorites.

But, I’ve been trying to throw in some new recipes and experiments into the dinner loop, as well.

And that’s where this Easy Cheesy Beef Casserole comes into the picture…

I wanted to try a traditional Beef Lombardi recipe last week, but I was missing a few of the ingredients.

So, instead of scrapping the idea, I used a few substitutes that I had and then, I left a few ingredients out altogether.

And it turned out amazing!

In fact, it has a very similar taste to my Creamy Baked Ziti and everyone loves that.

But, honestly, I like the texture of the egg noodles a whole lot better than ziti in this creamy sauce!

And because the traditional Beef Lombardi calls for cheddar cheese, I stuck with it, instead of switching it out for mozzarella, as I considered doing.

Surprisingly, the cheddar works perfectly with the tomato and cream sauce, adding just enough salt and an additional creaminess that you wouldn’t get with mozzarella.

So, I ask you again…are you hungry, yet?

Good!

Now get in the kitchen and start making this Easy Cheesy Beef Casserole!

Here’s the recipe…

Easy Cheesy Beef Casserole - Food Life Design

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Easy Cheesy Beef Casserole

Easy Cheesy Beef Casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, as desired
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 lb. wide egg noodles
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Instructions

  1. Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add chopped garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning to the ground beef.
  3. Pour crushed tomatoes into the ground beef and continue cooking on medium temperature until bubbling.
  4. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the sour cream. Continue cooking for 10 minutes.
  5. Prepare egg noodles as directed on the packaging. Drain and pour into a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Pour the ground beef and sauce over the egg noddles. Stir to combine.
  8. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese over the top.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  10. Serve hot with warm, crusty Italian bread and a garden salad.

Enjoy!

Homemade Cheesy Beef Casserole


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