Saturday, November 15, 2008

Comfort Food Casserole - Inspired by Beef Stroganoff

I posted this recipe once before, but I shouldn't have. I used shells that time because I didn't have egg noodles, and I used MorningStar Farms recipe crumbles - sort of like fake ground meat. So this is my post re-do with the real ingredients. It's a great casserole for a cold night, and the leftovers reheat well. I sometimes add a touch more sour cream when reheating it just so it doesn't get too dry.


  • 1 lb lean ground meat
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Approx 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley flakes
  • 1 package dry gravy mixed with one cup of water, heated
  • 8 oz egg noodles, cooked
  • 6 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 c shredded cheese, I like to use a Mexican blend


  • Heat a large saute pan and add ground meat. Cook until just about done and drain off any grease.
  • Add onions and garlic; cook a few minutes
  • Add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and parsley.
  • Transfer meat to a large bowl; mix with the cooked egg noodles and hot gravy. Let cool for about 15 minutes. Taste the mixture and adjust salt and pepper if needed.
  • Add sour cream and most of the cheese. Mix well.
  • Transfer to a casserole dish and top with the rest of the cheese
  • Bake on 350 for about 20-25 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

There is nothing fancy or gourmet about this dish, but it's very tasty and comforting, especially on a cold night.

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  1. I made this last night, and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!