A real tasty dish, there are seldom any leftovers with this ground beef and noodle casserole.

Karen

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place noodles in a pot of lightly salted boiling water. Cook until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain and set aside.

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  • Cook ground beef, onion, celery and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until meat is evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.

  • Butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place half of the cooked noodles in the bottom of the dish. Cover them with half of the meat mixture, then half of the tomatoes. Spoon half of the cream of chicken soup over the tomatoes, then sprinkle half of the shredded cheese. Repeat layers, ending with cheese on the top.

  • Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until cheese is browned and bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes to set before serving.

Nutrition Facts

422 calories; protein 22.5g; carbohydrates 45.9g; fat 16.5g; cholesterol 95.6mg; sodium 574.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2005
As written, this dish is dry; but I've made a few adjustments that make it much better. First, add some salt and pepper to the hamburger when cooking. One can of tomatoes is hardly worth the effort - increase it to two. I mix about 1 cup of light sour cream and about 1/4 cup of milk in with the soup. Don't layer with the cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake about 45 minutes. Then, top with shredded cheese (I'm not sure what the point of a 1/4 cup of cheese is....increase it to your liking), remove foil and cook ~10 more minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
This is very bland. Needs more spices and definitely more cheese. Also the proportions aren't right: too many noodles for the amount of other ingredients. Read More
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391 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 134
  • 4 star values: 152
  • 3 star values: 71
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2005
As written, this dish is dry; but I've made a few adjustments that make it much better. First, add some salt and pepper to the hamburger when cooking. One can of tomatoes is hardly worth the effort - increase it to two. I mix about 1 cup of light sour cream and about 1/4 cup of milk in with the soup. Don't layer with the cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and bake about 45 minutes. Then, top with shredded cheese (I'm not sure what the point of a 1/4 cup of cheese is....increase it to your liking), remove foil and cook ~10 more minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2006
I've made this recipe twice. The first time, I followed exactly as written however, I could only cook it for 30 minutes as it was drying out and one whole onion was too much; 12 oz. of egg noodles was also too much. It tasted ok, but was dry. The second time I used 1/2 onion, plain diced tomatoes (not stewed), substituted mozzarella for the cheddar, used 1/2 package of noodles and cooked for about 20 minutes and it was very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2004
No complaints here! It's very appropriate this dish is called Amish YUMzuti because it is delicious! I just took it out of the oven and had to try a little bit since it smelled so good when it was baking. The cheese made this glorious crust over the noodles and that alone was enough to make me give this a five-star review. The combination of cream of chicken soup canned tomatoes and ground beef sounded bizarre but it is really complimentary. I used bow-tie pasta and greased the bottom of my baking dish with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter spray. The noodles came out without any problems and I'm thoroughly enjoying my tiny helping of this great casseole. Thank you for sharing Karen! I'll be sure to make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
Made this twice so far!! First time I followed the original recipe. But it was a little dry and the noodles on top became crunchy. The second time I used two cans of cream of mushroom doubled the garlic and added chopped mushrooms to the beef and that did the trick. excellent dish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2004
This was a great change from the everyday casserole. Even my hubby liked it even though he is not a big fan of casseroles. The only modifications I made was to add another can of cream of chicken soup about 1 cup of cheese and I used diced tomatoes with onions peppers & celery and only 6 oz. of noodles. I noticed some comments stated the noodles were crunchy...Tip:make sure all noodles are covered with sauce. This is a definite keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
I read several of the other views. I used cream of mushroom soup and thinned it out. Next time I'll add 2 soups. I also added more cheese. I'll also plan on adding green pepper and mushroom when I brown the meat. Overall it was good and we will add it to our meal planner! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2012
I gave this 4 stars but only because I altered it. I used Italian stewed tomatoes added some chopped green bell peppers 86ed the celery subbed elbow macaroni noodles because I didn't have any egg noodles and added tomato sauce because other reviewers said it was a bit dry. It was delicious! My kids loved it which is a pretty big deal. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
My husband is pretty amateur in the kitchen but I handed him this recipe and he made it with no trouble at all. The whole family enjoyed this meal. It's the first recipe we've tried from this website and believe me it won't be the last. Good comfort food. Thanks for submitting it Karen. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2004
I made this last night and we really liked it... I'm sure I will make it again. It's easy to make doesn't take a lot of prep time and tastes great plus the leftovers are great to take for lunch. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/25/2004
This is very bland. Needs more spices and definitely more cheese. Also the proportions aren't right: too many noodles for the amount of other ingredients. Read More
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