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Mom's Casserole Recipe

Mom's Casserole

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"This recipe is easy to make and feeds a crowd. Great to freeze also! This can be made more low-calorie by using ground turkey, fat free sour cream and low-calorie cream cheese. Serve with garlic bread and salad, if desired."

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Original recipe makes 11 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook hamburger, onion and garlic; add tomato sauce and simmer for a few minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and green onions; mix well.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. In a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish, spread 1/4 cup of meat mixture on bottom. Layer with some egg noodles, cream cheese mixture and meat sauce. Repeat layers ending with meat sauce; top with Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 45 minutes or until bubbly; serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 21, 2010

This was really scrumptious! After reading the reviews I took the advice of changing the amounts and used whole 16 oz bag of noodles, 12 oz sour cream and 8 oz cream cheese which I mixed in with the noodles first before layering, then used 1 1/2 lbs of meat. I also used 26 oz of sauce which I think really made the difference in it not being too dry. I like lots of garlic too and only used 1/2 white onion that I cooked first! Fit perfectly in 9x13 pan and the cheese didn't overflow! Delish and my 5 yr old loved it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 23, 2003

I am an onion lover but this was too much...however, I didn't realize it until I tried a bite. Plus, it didn't seem that the meat/sauce mixture could cover the amount of noodles the recipe called for (maybe double the meat/sauce or reduce the noodles?) nor did it layer as nicely as I would have hoped. Not bad...but I'm not sure if I will make again.

Nov 12, 2006

The measurements for this recipe aren't even close to serving 11 people. There wasn't even enough of it to fit in a 9x13 pan. I put it in a square 8x8 pan. You'd need to use a 16 oz bag of egg noodles and double everything else except the onions. No way this fits into a 9x13 pan. I just stared at it in disbelief when I started assembling it. Also, it would be easier to mix the noodles with the sour cream/cream cheese mixture before assembling it. I found several of the noodles once baked were dry with no sauce on them. The taste is ok, it seems to be missing something though. May want to experiment with spices you know you like. I didn't add anything to it, made the recipe just like it appears and I was pretty disappointed. I *may* make it again, but will make some big changes.

Jan 24, 2005

Made for a potluck, it barely got touched.Not enough sauce, even though I doubled it and cream mixture was too rich.

Oct 15, 2012

This is a family favorite, we keep this in frequent rotation. I always double the recipe and bake in a larger casserole dish.

Dec 06, 2011

My husband and I both loved this recipe. I accidentally added the shredded cheese to the cream cheese mixture and also added more on top and it was great. The only thing that I would do differently would be to double the meet and tomato sauce. There is not nearly enough mixture to make layers in a pan that size.

Oct 22, 2009

This casserole is DELICIOUS! I did not have green onions so I used oregano, parsley and basil. The kids were not crazy about the texture with the noodles, so next time I will use couscous, rice or maybe even roasted potatoes.

Oct 22, 2007

We both loved this. I made it as directed with the following changes - used 1/2 cup sour cream, left out the green onions, added about 1/2 cup canned corn and reduced the noodles to about 8 oz. Seriously yummy stuff and it fit just perfect in my 9x13 pan.


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  • Calories
  • 396 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 99 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 279 mg
  • 11%

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

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