Just-Like-Mom's Noodle Casserole


Posted: May 25

Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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What is the flavor of nostalgia? Of course, the answer will depend from person to person and from memory to memory, but Just-Like-Mom's Noodle Casserole perfectly captures that memory of a delicious hot dinner after a long day. The noodles are tender, the beef is savory and juicy, and the sauce is tangy, bright, and creamy, just like how you remember it. Just-Like-Mom's Noodle Casserole reminds you of what it was like to not have a care in the world and encourages you to bask in that memory while your tastebuds bask in the flavor.


Ingredients

• 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef • 1 tablespoon butter • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 cup green pepper, chopped • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce • 6 1/4 cups wide egg noodles, cooked and drained • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed tomato soup, undiluted • 1 (10.5-ounce) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded • green onions, optional, sliced

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a 3-quart baking dish.

Step 3

In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat, crumbling as it cooks, until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes.

Step 4

Drain the fat from the skillet.

Step 5

Transfer the beef from the skillet.

Step 6

In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.

Step 7

Add the onion and pepper, cooking and stirring until tender, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 8

Stir in the beef, Worcestershire sauce, noodles, tomato soup, and cream of mushroom soup.

Step 9

Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

Step 10

Top the mixture with the cheese.

Step 11

Bake uncovered until heated through, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 12

Garnish with the green onions and serve.


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