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Easy Beefy Noodle Casserole


Posted: July 3

Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Easy Beefy Noodle Casserole: ground beef in a rich tomato sauce, tossed with egg noodles then topped with plenty of cheese and baked to perfection. We don’t know about you but that sounds pretty delicious already! Easy Beefy Noodle Casserole is the perfect comfort food for cold weather, especially with the crispy cheese topping in every bite. Who says weeknight dinner has to be boring?


Ingredients

12 ounces egg noodles
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
1 onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
salt, to taste
pepper to taste
16 ounces canned tomato sauce
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons parsley, optional, chopped

Directions

Step 1

Cook the egg noodles according to package directions.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Step 3

Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 4

While the noodles are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.

Step 5

Add the ground beef to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, breaking up the meat with a spatula.

Step 6

Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook, making sure to stir frequently, until onion has softened and beef is cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Step 7

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 8

Add the tomato sauce, tomatoes, and Italian seasoning to the beef, stirring to combine.

Step 9

Drain the noodles and add them to the pan with the beef, tossing to combine.

Step 10

Pour the beef and noodle mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

Step 11

Top the casserole with the cheddar cheese.

Step 12

Bake until the cheese is melted, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 13

Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.


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