If you are invited to a company potluck and are not sure what to bring, this beef casserole makes the perfect dish. You can leave it in the dish you baked it in making it easy to transport and it contains ingredients that are well-liked by many people. It is also ideal for serving to your family.
Read on to find out more about how you can make this dish for various occasions.
Ground Beef Pasta Casserole
This casserole is a bit like a lasagna. The ingredients it requires include ground beef, spaghetti sauce, egg noodles, cream cheese, sour cream, and mozzarella cheese.
You start by browning the beef and adding spaghetti sauce.
Next, cook the noodles and add the sour cream to them. The noodles will make the base of your dish.
Layer with the cream cheese and then meat sauce.
Continue layering ingredients and put in the oven to bake. You will have a great dish to serve hungry workers, family, and guests.
Casseroles are great dishes to make because you can add any ingredient you would like to make a meal that suits the taste buds of even your pickiest eaters. If you are using ground beef and pasta as your main ingredients, here are some terrific variations you can make.
Chili Mac Casserole: Kind of like beef and mac and cheese with a kick, this dish includes delicious ingredients like kidney beans, chiles, tomatoes, macaroni, and cheese.
Easy Ziti Bake: Baked ziti with meat…need we say more? This Italian dish requires the addition of mushrooms and canned tomatoes which are sure to make it a crowd-pleaser.
Baked Beef Casserole
Even though the beef we have featured in our recipe was browned before it was baked in the casserole, some put beef in raw and count on the oven to heat it and cook it through. In fact, many people make meatballs, burgers and meatloaf this way.
Whether you choose to brown beef in advance or put it directly in a casserole, baked beef always makes a great staple that works well in any casserole dish. Here are a few we recommend.
Beef Noodle Casserole: Another simple casserole dish, this one takes egg noodles and ground beef that has been browned with onion and garlic to taste. Tomato sauce and egg noodles are added, and the entire dish is topped with cheese and parsley.
Homestyle Ground Beef Casserole: This variation also features ground beef and egg noodles as the main ingredients. However, here the noodles are combined with sour cream, cream cheese, and green onions to give the dish a rich base. Top with beef and sprinkle with cheese for a meal your family and friends are sure to love.
Macaroni Beef Casserole: This recipe gives the baked beef casserole a spicy twist. That’s because the beef is cooked in a mixture that consists of garlic, thyme, jalapeno pepper, smoked paprika, and onion. Tomatoes and pasta are added, and flour and cheese are sprinkled over the top for a binding effect that brings the dish together perfectly.
Beef and pasta make the ideal basic ingredients for a casserole that is easy to transport and serve at any event. Who will you be making your recipe for?Print
Casseroles are great dishes to make because you can add any ingredient you would like to make a meal that suits the taste buds of even your pickiest eaters.
- 1½ pounds lean ground beef
- 1 jar (15½ ounces) spaghetti sauce
- 12 ounces small egg noodles
- 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sour cream
- 16 ounces Mozzarella cheese, shredded
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brown ground beef; drain.
2. Add spaghetti sauce; simmer 20 minutes.
3. Cook noodles; drain.
4. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
5. Add sour cream; mix well.
6. Spread half the noodles in sprayed 13″ x 9″ baking dish.
7. Cover with half the cream cheese mixture; top with half the cheese.
8. Spread all the meat sauce over cheese.
9. Layer remaining noodles, cream cheese mixture and cheese.
10. Bake 30 minutes or until heated through.
- Prep Time: 15 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: ground beef pasta casserole, baked beef casserole