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

36 Reviews for Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole

$3.00 I don't think so.

I searched for ground beef recipes on a budget, your site came up saying something along the lines of under $3.00

All I can really say is that this recipe would cost way over $3.00 unless all I needed to buy was the ground beef.


I see that a serving is 1/6 but i miss how much that turns out to be? Mt son lost over 100 pounds a couple of years ago and when he comes to eat he wants big amounts of food to be satisfied. I would like to know the volume amount of a serving? I can spice it up but I want to know how large of a portion it is?

My son is wanting more to eat

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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