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heavenly casserole

(4 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Debra Russell
Hillsboro, AL

The cheeses melt in your mouth with an Italian sweetness.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Need a hearty dinner idea? Try this quick and easy casserole. This is a tangy, creamy, layered Italian casserole. We loved the texture of the egg noodles when the creamy layer and cheese melts into them. Mixed with the meat marinara layer, it's an awesome comforting bite. This reminds us of a beef stroganoff but with a red sauce. An easy and inexpensive meal. Your family will definitely clean their plates and ask for seconds.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(4 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For heavenly casserole

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce, 15 oz
  • 2 oz
    cream cheese
  • 1/2 pt
    sour cream
  • 12 oz
    egg noodles
  • 1 lb
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • parsley

How To Make heavenly casserole

  • Browning beef in a skillet.
    Preheat oven to 350. In frying pan brown beef and drain.
  • Sprinkling garlic onto the ground beef.
    Sprinkle on a little garlic powder over beef.
  • Sugar, salt, and tomato sauce added to the ground beef.
    Add sugar, salt, and tomato sauce. Mix it all up in the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Sour cream, cream cheese, and onion powder added to a bowl.
    Meanwhile, in a bowl mix sour cream, cream cheese and some onion powder until mixed well.
  • Draining cooked noodles.
    Cook and drain egg noodle as package tells you.
  • Baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
    Grease a 9X13 baking dish.
  • Half the noodles poured into the bowl.
    In baking dish spread half of the noodles.
  • Half of the cream cheese mixture spread on top.
    Cover with half of the cream cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkling mozzarella over the noodles.
    Top with half of the mozzarella.
  • Meat sauce added to the pan.
    Now cover with all the meat sauce from the pan.
  • Continuing to layer the casserole.
    Put in remaining noodles, cream cheese mixture, and mozzarella.
  • Parsley sprinkled over the casserole.
    Sprinkle parsley over casserole.
  • Casserole baked until the cheese is melted.
    Bake uncovered 30 minutes.