Sour Cream Beef Noodle Casserole

Sour Cream Beef Noodle Casserole is a comforting and hearty dish perfect for a family dinner. This casserole combines savory ground beef, tender egg noodles, and a creamy, tangy sour cream sauce, all baked together with a cheesy topping. It’s a classic recipe that’s both satisfying and easy to prepare.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz egg noodles
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional, for garnish)

Optional Additions:

  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for extra topping


  1. Prepare the Beef Mixture:
  • In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  • Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (with their juice), sugar, salt, and black pepper. If using, add the chopped bell pepper and sliced mushrooms. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  1. Cook the Noodles:
  • While the beef mixture is simmering, cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  1. Combine the Ingredients:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sour cream and cottage cheese. Add the cooked egg noodles and mix well.
  • Add the beef mixture to the noodle mixture and stir until well combined.
  1. Assemble the Casserole:
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish. Spread the noodle and beef mixture evenly in the dish.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses evenly over the top of the casserole. If using, sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  1. Bake the Casserole:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let the casserole sit for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

Tips for Success:

  • For a richer flavor, use a combination of ground beef and ground pork.
  • You can substitute Greek yogurt for sour cream for a lighter version.
  • Make sure to drain the noodles well to avoid a watery casserole.

Nutritional Estimate:
(Per Serving, based on 8 servings)

  • Calories: 380
  • Carbohydrates: 25g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Fat: 22g
  • Protein: 21g

Serve the Sour Cream Beef Noodle Casserole with a side salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated in the oven or microwave. This dish is also great for potlucks and family gatherings, offering a comforting taste of home.

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