A rich and filling casserole that DOESN'T use chicken! A Home-Cooking favorite that's sure to please the whole family! Serve with your favorite vegetable side dish and enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Pour the hot water into a 3 quart casserole dish. Stir the softened cream cheese into the water. Mix in the sauce mix from the packaged dinner and the nutmeg. Add the uncooked noodles and stir until well combined. Cover and bake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes.

  • In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and garlic powder. Mix well and form into golf ball sized meatballs. Place a cooling rack onto a cookie sheet and arrange the meatballs on the rack. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes.

  • Stir the cooked meatballs into the noodles and return the casserole to the oven. Cook uncovered for 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

460 calories; protein 27.1g; carbohydrates 34.2g; fat 23.5g; cholesterol 140.8mg; sodium 1528.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2009
I just wanted to say that the caseerole came out excellent! We made a side of brown rice with this dish. I made some changes however. I added 2 turkey sausages into the meat mixed and used a little more bread crumbs. Instead of one pack of cream cheese I used two packets of powdered cheese mix that came with the "hamburger helper". I didnt use hamburger helper I used an organic brand and used two boxes instead of one. I also added some cut onions to the water. I completly took out the nutmeg and instead added some bays seasoning thyme parsley and the salt. I used real garlic instead of powdered then I used a tablespoon of tomato paste along with the a1 sauce. Also after I cooked the meatballs and the macaroni in the oven. I added a bag full of mixed veggies. Mixed together and added the meatballs on top with Mottzarealla cheese sprinkled over the top and some olive oil. I let it cook for ten minutes and all done! A delicious meal! Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2010
It makes sense to me to omit the boxed hamburger meal and just use plain pasta and add your own seasonings...otherwise you are just adding a whole bunch of ingredients to try and mask the horrible taste of hamburger helper. Read More
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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 2 stars
01/28/2010
It makes sense to me to omit the boxed hamburger meal and just use plain pasta and add your own seasonings...otherwise you are just adding a whole bunch of ingredients to try and mask the horrible taste of hamburger helper. Read More
(32)
Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2010
I don't see the value of doing the work this dish takes and then adding the unhealthy additives present in a boxed Hamburger Helper. I couldn't recommend this dish. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2009
I just wanted to say that the caseerole came out excellent! We made a side of brown rice with this dish. I made some changes however. I added 2 turkey sausages into the meat mixed and used a little more bread crumbs. Instead of one pack of cream cheese I used two packets of powdered cheese mix that came with the "hamburger helper". I didnt use hamburger helper I used an organic brand and used two boxes instead of one. I also added some cut onions to the water. I completly took out the nutmeg and instead added some bays seasoning thyme parsley and the salt. I used real garlic instead of powdered then I used a tablespoon of tomato paste along with the a1 sauce. Also after I cooked the meatballs and the macaroni in the oven. I added a bag full of mixed veggies. Mixed together and added the meatballs on top with Mottzarealla cheese sprinkled over the top and some olive oil. I let it cook for ten minutes and all done! A delicious meal! Thanks. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 2 stars
05/10/2010
Made this according to directions disappointed hamburger helper is no help. Wouldn't suggest. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2009
Creamy and cheesy with little fuss. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2014
I basically just used the idea of it. I didn't have hamburger helper so I had to do some substitutions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2014
So after reading all the other reviews I decided not to use nutmeg and used garlic powder and onion powder. After cooking noodles I added fresh green beans then the cooked meatballs and baked together. My husband said it was a great stroganoff with a side of green beans. I will make again and just steam the green beans on the side. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2012
The noodles would have been better off boiled in water and the sauce mix just made separately. Omitted nutmeg and added celery seed. Otherwise a very tasty meal. Read More
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