The taste of this casserole is reminiscent of a good Philly cheesesteak. Even though it goes against my normal condiment rules, ketchup is a must alongside. Not exactly low in fat, but neither is it's namesake.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil Add pasta, and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes; drain, and set aside in a large bowl.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until they begin to soften. Add ground beef, and cook, stirring, until evenly browned. Drain off grease, and pour into the bowl with the pasta. Stir in the condensed soup, then measure the milk using the soup can. Add mushrooms, and thyme until well blended. Mix in 3 cups of the cheese, and season with salt and pepper. Spread into baking dish.

  • In a small bowl, mix together the bread crumbs and melted butter. Mix in remaining 1 cup cheese. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the top of the baking dish.

  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until topping is crispy and golden.

Nutrition Facts

649 calories; protein 34.1g; carbohydrates 49g; fat 35.3g; cholesterol 103.7mg; sodium 882.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (51)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
I sure get tired of the angry reviews of some people. The author of this recipe did say, "reminiscent of" the Philly sandwich. I've had many Philly cheesesteaks in my life, including from the shop that invented it in Philadelphia, and no two taste the same. Her tastes are based on the ones she has consumed. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/29/2004
we were very disappointed in this dish. has no resemblance to philly cheesesteak. whoever came up with this recipe apparently had a philly cheesesteak sandwich. i WILL NOT recommend this to anyone Read More
(5)
62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2005
I sure get tired of the angry reviews of some people. The author of this recipe did say, "reminiscent of" the Philly sandwich. I've had many Philly cheesesteaks in my life, including from the shop that invented it in Philadelphia, and no two taste the same. Her tastes are based on the ones she has consumed. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2005
I thought this was a wonderful recipe, although I did make adjustments for my taste. First of all I cut the recipe in half, as it is quite a bit. For my family of four we had plenty to eat the next night. I made this in my turbo cooker, which only took about 20 minutes. Even though I cute the recipe in half I still used one can of milk. I added 1 cup sour cream and garden fresh green papers, because let's face it what is a cheese steak without pappers. I also used 4 ounces of velveeta cheese instead of cheddar, since I had the velveeta on hand. I just thought it turned out better than expected. Definitely a keeper in our home. Thanks! Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2004
As a whole this recipe was not bad. I feel to give it a "real" philly cheesesteak taste. would be to (1) use veelveta (gives it a creamier texture (2) use a lot more onion. I really like that onion taste. (3) use a lot of blackpepper to give it that "kick" Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2002
This was pretty tasty! I only used 1 lb of ground beef but kept the other ingredients as is. I'd suggest a deep dish since there are ALOT of ingredients in this! The onions were great with the ground beef and didn't overpower it at all. Next time I'll probably spice it up a little more. Thanks Jennifer for posting this yummy recipe!!!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2005
This casserole is great! A nice change from other more common casseroles. Would add more onion though. Read More
(6)
Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2004
we were very disappointed in this dish. has no resemblance to philly cheesesteak. whoever came up with this recipe apparently had a philly cheesesteak sandwich. i WILL NOT recommend this to anyone Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2004
I was looking for a easy recipe to prepare in a hurry and found Jennifer's. I have one additional onion 1/2 of bell pepper and lots of black pepper. My kids who are picky by the way loved it. My oldest first comment was that I had to make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2010
This is a very tasty easy recipe! The only thing I changed was including sliced green bell peppers instead of the mushrooms as I didn't have any. I wanted to use some frozen thinly sliced philly beef which I used instead of the ground beef but everything else was the same. This will be a regular in our place! Thanks! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2006
Nicole Read More
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