Ground Beef Pasta Casserole

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Ground beef pasta casserole filled with beef, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and egg noodles is comfort food at it’s best. Hearty, cheesy and oh so good, this easy ground beef casserole is sure to become a family favorite!

**This post has been updated March 2019

Pasta and beef casserole on a plate.


Ground Beef Pasta Casserole

I love a good casserole recipe. Comforting, belly warming, feeds a crowd…Basically perfect aside from the calories. 🙂 This ground beef casserole is no exception. Cheesy and meaty with tasty tomatoes, sour cream and cream cheese, YUM!

If you are making this casserole you might consider making two. One for dinner and one to put in the freezer. Work smarter not harder, right?! During a busy week it is soooo nice to know I have a casserole waiting to be warmed up for dinner. It seems to make the afternoon go a little smoother and less cleanup in the evening. This casserole is one of the kids most requested meals along with baked mostaccioli and  cheesy ground beef and rice casserole.

Ground beef noodle casserole in casserole dish

How to make Ground Beef Pasta Casserole

This ooey gooey cheesy casserole has 3 different cheeses:

  • cheddar
  • Parmesan
  • mozzarella

Mix cooked egg noodles, sour cream, cream cheese and green onions for the base of this casserole. Top with a mixture of cooked ground beef, tomatoes, and Rotel. Then top with the 3 cheeses and bake until hot and bubbly.

Ground Beef Pasta on a spatula

Tips for Making Ground Beef Pasta

  • If your family doesn’t like green chilis, substitute Rotel for another can of petite diced tomatoes. 
  • Try changing up the cheese with Monterary Jack and Cheddar or all Mozzarella. 

More Super Easy Ground Beef Recipes:

Ground Beef Pasta Casserole Recipe

Meaty and cheesy with a little hint of spice from the green chilis and tomatoes. One of our favorite casseroles!

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Pasta and beef casserole on a plate.
5 from 8 votes

Ground Beef Pasta Casserole

By Adapted from Southern Living
Ground Beef Pasta Casserole
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 14 1/2 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies (I used Rotel)
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 bag uncooked medium egg noodles
  • 5-6 green onions chopped
  • 1 8 oz sour cream
  • 1 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat. Break the meat up in to crumbles and cook until browned.
  • Stir in petite diced tomatoes, tomatoes with green chilies, tomato paste, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Take off heat.
  • Cook egg noodles according to package, drain.
  • Mix together cooked noodles, green onions, sour cream and cream cheese.
  • Lightly grease 13×9 baking dish with non stick cooking spray. Place egg noodle mixture in baking dish.
  • Top with beef mixture.
  • Top with cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, then mozzarella cheese.
  • Cover and back for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 -10 more minutes.
  • Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 1404mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1165IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 478mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. How can you eliminate a lot of the sodium in this casserole? It sounds delicious and i’d love to make it but it is way to high in sodium. Do you have any suggestions?

  2. Always looking for new recipes to keep little tummies full and big mouth happy!! Can’t to give this a try 🙂