Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole

March/April 1999

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The EatingWell Test Kitchen takes lean ground beef and combines it with whole-grain bulgur, egg noodles and a creamy tomato sauce in a baked casserole topped with Cheddar. With less fat and calories than the original skillet meal, this dish is sure to become a new family favorite.

"I used TVP and fluffed it up using beef broth. I put lots of garlic in, because I'd read the comments about it being bland. Added red pepper flakes, per the previous reviews. Still bland. We added more sour cream to it and more salt,...
Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole

35 Reviews for Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole

Very good!

This was really good. I did take to heart some of the comments about blandness so kicked it up a big notch, because I need spice! Lots more fresh garlic, and a stand by mix of spices I use for everything (paprika, onion powder, cayenne, etc.) It had a good spice to it, I think the bulgur adds a lot of flavor. I also used 96 lean beef, and it worked great. This one is in the go to book now.

Healthy and really really good!

Thanks for sharing this recipe I truly enjoyed it. My family thought it was fantastic.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

LOVE the couscous idea. I

LOVE the couscous idea. I won't buy bulgur just for one recipe. We love couscous and so that's what we'll do.

Amazing and Filling

This recipe is fantastic! It tastes wonderful and I make it whenever I have guests over and they love it. My boyfriend is a picky eater and hes loves it as well!

Tastes great, low calories, personal favorite!

This will go into my favorites box. I loved it. I didn't find it bland at all though the flavors are subtle. The bulgar was a wonderful addition both in taste and tecture. To the person that said making the bulgar was too must not have followed the recipe. It's just measure and pour. Doesn't get any easier than that.

Easy to make, freezes well
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Anonymous wrote 3 years 31 weeks ago

TVP will never, ever be a

TVP will never, ever be a taste substitute for beef. No wonder you didn't like it. Next time trying following an original recipe before making radical changes.

Yummy and perfect comfort food...

We loved this casserole. It was tasty, creamy, melt in your mouth wonderful. We are dedicated to a low salt diet, and little dairy, so I cut out the salt and about 1/3 of the dairy. It was still great! After reading the reviews I made a few changes. I didn't have green onions so I substitued a small yellow onion, shallots, and garlic. In the pureed cottage cheese I added a bit of onion powder. I didn't have bulgar on hand so I used couscous... it was an excellent substitute! I will definitely make this again. My husband and I both had seconds and I had to stop him from going for thirds!! This would make a great potluck casserole.

Very tasty and creamy, can be made to individual taste.

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