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Dad's Favorite Casserole

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"This is a great church potluck recipe -- a heavier meal, but good for those cold days after shoveling snow...."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a large casserole dish.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef until evenly brown. Drain grease. Mix in garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Stir in spinach, and cook until heated through. Stir in the uncooked egg noodles, and transfer to the prepared casserole dish. Mix in cream of mushroom soup and milk, and sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 07, 2005

After reading all the reviews I made a few changes. First was adding more cloves of garlic. Next I substituted the fat free soup for the regular version. Instead of using the uncooked noodles, I could them a little less than al-dente and baked it for less time, approx. 20 minutes. I know it's less "cassorole like" that way, but it came out pretty good. I also used fresh cracked pepper instead of regular!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 15, 2005

I'm always wary when a recipe calls for uncooked noodles. This recipe definitely needs pre-cooked noodles or you'll end up with a crunchy layer of dry noodles on the top of your casserole. Very spinach-y tasting which can be good or bad, depending on how much you like spinach.


19 Ratings

Feb 07, 2006

It had too much spinach for us. I don't think I'll make this again.

Jul 31, 2005

Mine turned out a bad version of Hamburger Helper. Not recommended.

Jan 12, 2005

No flavor and very starchy.

May 09, 2006

After reading the reviews, I added extra milk (for dryness), cheese, and fresh ground nutmeg (for flavor). I also stirred halfway thru to keep the top layer of pasta from being hard. Worked fine. Decent quick meal.

Apr 03, 2006

I added chives, 1/2 teaspoon of A1 sauce, parmaesan cheese with the cheddar. My family liked it.

Nov 21, 2005

if you want the noodles fully cooked and not crunchy, cook a little ahead of time.


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  • Calories
  • 477 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43.7 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 21.6 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 798 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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