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

34 Reviews for Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole


Very good and pretty easy to make, I will make this again. Very good with the below changes!
I added 1 T Sriracha, 1 T Herbes de Provence, upped the beef to 1 lb.
I changed bulgar to rice, used 1 onion instead of scallions, spaghetti sauce instead of tomato sauce.

Next time I think I will add a can of diced tomatoes as well.


This is a healthy recipe, which I liked, but it did lack flavor. The second time I made this, I added Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Still needs something... maybe basil? I like the recipe overall, so I will definitely make it again with a chopped onion, fresh basil, along with the Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes .

Easy one dish recipe
Not 30 Minutes

Anything that takes 30 minutes of work and then another hour to bake is not a 30-minute meal in my book, and not suitable for a weeknight. I'm sure it's delicious but definitely mis-categorized.

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Anonymous wrote 34 weeks 5 days ago

You're supposed to evaluate

You're supposed to evaluate the recipe; not a very helpful review!

Equally good with ground turkey instead of beef

I've made this a few times using ground turkey instead of beef; I saute a chopped onion (instead of scallions) first then add the turkey; then follow the rest of the recipe. Add some Italian seasoning or Parmesan if your tomato sauce is bland. Good, easy recipe.

easy, kid friendly

It was pretty easy to make, not too much prep time, and it turned out amazing just as the recipe is written. I wouldn't change a thing. I have never written a review before, but had to on this one. This is a definite re-peat recipe.

Very tasty and healthy

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