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 Recipe

33 Reviews for Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole


This recipe has way too much sodium.

The bulgar is too hard to make.


I followed the recipe exactly and was disappointed. It was almost tasteless and certainly would have benefited from some spices.

Stu in Chattanooga


This was super yummy. I substituted flour for the bulgar since I didn't have any on hand and still needed to thicken the sauce. I just used the same 1/2 C amount. It turned out great and everyone in the family liked it.


I didn't have any bulgar so I left it out but added mushrooms and peas. I also used ground kangaroo instead of beef (as I'm in Australia and kangaroo is far lower fat than beef but tastes about the same). To add a little extra flavour I used a jar of premade pasta sauce instead of tomato sauce and it was amazing! I'll definitely make this again!


Reading all the comments I was apprehensive of trying this recipe but, I did and I loved it, but my wife said, "it was just okay", and since I am the cook; I look to please her so I will not try it again, all though I thought it was excellent. I used a can of diced tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce only one bunch of scallions and no Bulgar. I couldn't find it in the local grocery so i didn't use it and I thought the dish had a ton of flavor. I thought it a good spin on lasagna! My wife thought that it needed something crunchy like tortillas in it.. and that might be good, but I was fine with the way it was! Try it for yourself and see if you like it!!


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