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GROUND BEEF COUNTRY CASSEROLE
This ground beef country casserole is a one dish comfort food casserole with ground beef, egg noodles, golden mushroom soup, tomato soup, cheese, and spices.
If you love using shortcuts like condensed golden mushroom soup and tomato soup then you will love this casserole. If you just can’t get past the idea of mushroom + tomato soup then it’s probably not for you. If you prefer easy casserole recipes that don’t involve canned soups then try my recipe for creamy beef noodle bake.
I’ll be honest and say that I have been surprised by this ground beef casserole. I posted it when I first started this food blog of mine back in 2015. It quickly became the most popular recipe and has gone viral on Pinterest several times.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR GROUND BEEF COUNTRY CASSEROLE
Garlic Powder, Salt, & Pepper
Egg Noodles – Cook these according to package instructions.
Golden Mushroom Soup – This is a condensed soup, like cream of mushroom soup, but it’s a tomato based one. The color is darker like tomatoes. If you can’t find it then use regular cream of mushroom soup. But the tomato based golden mushroom soup really compliments the tomato soup and provides a lot of flavor.
Dried Minced Onions – If you prefer fresh onion then finely dice an onion and add it in with the ground beef. I would use a yellow or white onion for this recipe.
Whole Milk – It’s best to use a higher fat milk like whole milk for this recipe. 2% would also work just fine.
Parmesan Cheese – It’s best to grate your own from a wedge of parmesan cheese. The cheaper grated parmesan cheese in the green can is much saltier than fresh shredded.
Shredded Colby Jack Cheese – You could substitute this with any cheese you prefer.
MY TIPS FOR THIS RECIPE
- As you can judge from the comments people either love it or hate it. I have made this recipe countless of times to see if I could improve it and while I have changed the way you cook and prepare this casserole, I have not changed the original recipe. So if you’re coming here and noticing the new pictures, don’t worry, it has just been updated with better pictures and the recipe has been rewritten to help with the ease of preparing the recipe. Chances are is that if you don’t like using cream of something soups, you don’t like the mushroom + tomato combo, and you don’t like traditional casseroles then you probably won’t like this dish.
- To prevent the egg noodles on the side of the casserole and the top from browning while baking feel free to cover the pan with tin foil.
- I have never frozen this casserole but I am sure it would freeze just fine. I always suggest double wrapping anything you freeze. One layer of saran wrap covered with a layer of tin foil. I also prefer to use the disposable aluminum pans if I know I am going to be freezing something.
YOUR FAMILY WILL LOVE THESE OTHER CASSEROLE RECIPES
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Taco Casserole – An easy taco casserole with all your favorite taco ingredients plus chips! Serve this with shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, and pico de gallo for a delicious dinner.
Chicken Enchilada Rice Casserole – Chicken, green enchilada sauce, black beans, diced tomatoes, and rice bake together on one pan. Lots of cheese too! Top with all your favorite taco toppings.
John Wayne Casserole – A family favorite ground beef casserole with hearty southwest flavors.
Ground Beef Country Casserole
- 1 bag (12 oz) wide egg noodles
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 can (10.75 oz) condensed tomato soup
- 1 can (10.75 oz) golden mushroom soup
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
- 1 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese or more if wanted
- Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
- Cook noodles according to package instructions. * When the noodles are done drain them but do not rinse them.
- In a skillet pan, over medium-high heat, brown ground beef with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Brown and crumble until the beef is no longer pink.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the drained & cooked egg noodles, ground beef mixture, tomato soup, golden mushroom soup, milk, dried onion, Worcestershire sauce, and parmesan cheese. Stir together until it's well combined.
- Evenly spread into the prepared baking dish. Cover with tin foil (or leave it uncovered if you want the crunchier baked egg noodle pieces on the top).Bake for 20 minutes.
- Take out the casserole and add the shredded cheese on top. Bake for about 5 more minutes or until cheese is melted.
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My family loves casseroles. Will make this soon. I cook a similar dish on top of stove in huge pot….. kind of like a homemade hamburger helper. I also use golden mushroom soup when I make cubed steak…. Starts out in cast iron skillet and then finishes in oven low and slow. The steak ends up so tender you don’t need a knife. Stumbled upon your webpage via a recipe newsletter I receive weekly. Will bookmark it as well as your other pages:) Thanks for being here!!
Hi Lisa! So good to have you here 🙂 I have actually never used golden mushroom soup before this recipe, but I do love the tomato base it has to it, and the flavor seems a lot richer. That steak dish you talked about sounds amazing. I know my husband and son would love it! Thanks for taking the time and leaving a comment.
Pls provide recipe for your cube steak. Ty
Could I get your recipe for the cubed steak recipe? [email protected]
Just made this casseroles going to try it I will let you know how good the casseroles is thank u have a good day
I make cube steak this way recipe from an old campbells cook book golden mushroom and french onion soup its great!
Could I have your cubed steak recipe? Thanks, Denise
I would be sooooo happy to make your cube steak recipe. It is one of my husband’s most favorite cuts of meat. My email is [email protected] Thank you soooo very much.
You are welcome:) The cubed steak recipe is one my 86 year young neighbor gave me many years ago. Love using my cast iron skillet. Looking forward in cooler temps returning so to start using my crock pots:) Have a wonderful week ahead.
Lisa , is there any way I could get the steak recipe from you? It sounds so good and I love my cast iron pan. My email is [email protected] Thank you.
Can I also get your cubed steak recipe?
Hi Lisa! May I please have your cubed steak recipe? [email protected] Thanks have a blessed day.
lisa… can I have the cube steak recipe please
I’d like the cube steak recipe too!
I love this! My 101 YO grandmother passed her recipe down to my mom, then me. Same as yours, but whatever cheap meat she could find at the store, usually round steak that she cut up into thin strips. She always added red and green peppers too to the skillet. Love how recipes make us cherish family.
I love your comment Missie! Recipes, cooking and eating are a huge part of family for me and it is amazing how a simple dish can bring back so many memories and create so many memories too.
Love your recipe, Jessica – it’s perfect for a busy week now that school has started back! Thanks for such a great share at Weekend Potluck!
Hi Mary! Thank you so much. That is sweet of you. Thanks for hosting the Weekend Potluck. It’s my favorite link party 🙂 Have a great week.
I made this for dinner tonight. It looked great in the pan. It tasted just ok. The Worcestershire sauce, in my opinion, gives it a funny, almost sour taste. I served it with corn along side, and my family stirred their corn into the casserole, saying they preferred the taste that way….a little savory and a little sweet with the corn. It definitely needed some texture. If I made this again, i would omit the Worcestershire sauce altogether, and stir in corn before baking. Also, I think I would omit the tomato soup and use two cans of the golden mushroom soup. I had never tried that before, and it has really good flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Hi Dana! I love the idea of corn added to this dish. Great addition. I agree, the golden mushroom does have great flavor to it (I had never used it before either) so using two cans would work well I think. So sorry you did not care for the Worcestershire sauce. Thank you for coming back and leaving your feedback 🙂 Have a great week!
When I first saw the recipe, I thought about what a can of corn would do. Plan to try it with the corn. It adds just the right “thing” to so many dishes like chili and casseroles and extends the meal
I agree. I love corn in any dish.
This was really yummy and easy!! Thanks for the recipe. I will for sure make this again!
Hi kellie! You are so welcome and I am happy to hear you loved it. We love it here at my house too. Thanks so much for coming back to leave your comment 🙂
It looks good, but my husband is allergic to mushrooms, Could I substitute something in place of the cream of mushroom. Most of the time I use cream of celery or onion.
Hi Amanda. I think it would be just fine to use cream of celery or any other creamed soup. I have only used the golden mushroom soup so i don’t know how the taste would be affected with the other kind of creamed soup. Let me know if you try it 🙂
To get the added flavor that the Golden Mushroom soup gives add a tablespoon of beef Better than Bullion to the cream of celery or other cream soup. Used this trick often and it has always been good.
Thank you Mary. I love this trick and I’ve never heard of it so thank you. I’ll have to try it sometime.
Made this casserole for dinner today. All I can say is YUM. So easy to make and the outcome is delicious! Definitely a keeper. Thank you for sharing!!
Hi Michele. I love how easy this is too. One of my go-to meals for sure. Thank you so much for coming back to leave your comment. It means so much to me 🙂
I made this recipe and it was very, very good…I wouldn’t change a thing, the Worcestershire sauce adds a depth of flavor, but that sauce makes any dish taste wonderful..Thanks for the good recipe…
Hi Julie. I am so happy you loved it. I agree about the Worcestershire sauce, it does add so much flavor. That sauce is tricky cause too much is way over powering but I too love it in this casserole. Thanks so much for coming back to leave your comment. It means so much to me. Have a great weekend!
Made this casserole tonight – so easy! So delicious! The only change I made was to serve it with a dollop of sour cream on top. Served with garlic toast and my husband and I both loved it. Will definitely make again. After 35 years of marriage, you can get into a rut of making the same things over and over. Thank you so much for this easy and delicious recipe!
Hi Carrie! I’m so glad you and your husband loved it. I might use your idea of sour cream on top. That sounds delicious.I know what you mean about getting into a rut. I am 10 years in and already get into dinner idea ruts 🙂 Thanks so much for leaving your comment.
This turned out really tasty. I used sliced provolone on top which was a nice change from the standard mozz/cheddar topping to casseroles. Tasty and easy, ty for the recipe!
Hi Ali! I love that you used provolone on top. Yummy. That’s one thing I love about this recipe is how versatile it is 🙂 Thanks so much for leaving your comment.
Do you have to cover with foil when baking?
You don’t have to but I prefer it because otherwise some of the noodles (on the sides) will harden during the baking time. It’s totally up to you though 🙂
I found this recipe bland and tasteless. Definitely missing something.
Sorry to hear that! This casserole is easily customized so you could add whatever seasonings you want, or some chopped onion & garlic. We love it as is, but I know everyone’s tastes are different. Thanks for returning to leave your feedback 🙂
Try adding a can of Rotel instead of the tomato soup.
Don’t have the golden mushroom soup but do have cream of mushroom. Assuming it would be ok to make that substitution? Aware there may be a slight taste difference. Would that be only difference with this substitution or do I also need to add/remove something else?
You could use cream of mushroom. The only difference is that the Golden Mushroom Soup has a tomato taste to it. They are essentially the same thing just a slightly different taste. You would not have to add/remove anything else. I hope you love it 🙂
Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious! Super quick and easy, inexpensive and filling. Will definitely make this many more times in the future!! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe.
Hi Lexi! So glad you loved this. It’s a favorite of my family. You’re welcome for the recipe and thanks so much for coming back to let me know 🙂
A great recipe! I’m allergic to mushrooms so I used cream of onion soup. Added a tsp of Italian seasoning and skipped the cheese. I love recipes that allow you to make as written or try your own twist on things. Thanks for sharing!
I love your changes. I didn’t even know they make cream of onion soup! That actually sounds like it would be really yummy in this casserole. Thanks for sharing your changes. I always love those adaptable recipes 🙂
I made it last night and we had leftovers tonight also….we loved it! Didn’t change a thing. Will make it again!
Awesome! We love this too. Thanks for coming back to let me know.
This went under “never make again”. It was gross and a total waste of ingredients. ?
Hi Diane! So sorry to hear you did not like this. My family loves it but I know everyone has different tastes 🙂 Thanks so much for leaving your comment to let me know. Have a great day.
Wow Diane! Ever heard the saying “if you can’t say something nice…”?
Why would you post such a rude comment Diane? If you don’t like it, simply move on. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m looking forward to trying it.
Enjoy Donna ? It’s a very adaptable recipe which is what I love about it.
I definitely think it also helps to hear from the people that don’t care for a recipe BUT I also believe there is a kind way to say things. A decent comment includes where she thought an improvement could be made or what she thought was missing.
I agree! I love hearing good and bad because it helps everyone else who wants to make the recipe. I don’t mind at all when people don’t like a recipe cause everyone has different tastes and what not. I sincerely appreciate any comment 🙂 Yes, this recipe is so adaptable so it’s perfect to add whatever you want to it.
Could you share what exactly you didn’t like about the dish? Was it the texture, was it the flavor, etc? This would help me decide if I want to make it. Thanks!
Wow, you could just say you didn’t like the recipe.
This recipe sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing your recipes!
You’re welcome Phyllis. I love sharing recipes! It makes me happy. Thanks for stopping by.
Made this tonight. It’s similar to a casserole my mom used to make with breakfast sausage tomato soup and cheddar cheese. This was very good (I doctored it up a bit) but I prefer the breakfast sausage and will use that next time. I also added sautéed mushrooms and really liked the flavor of the golden mushroom soup! Love to try new recipes!
Breakfast sausage sounds yummy in this! I too love the golden mushroom soup. I had never tried it before making this but the flavor is really good. Thanks for coming back to let me know! Glad you enjoyed it and were able to put your own additions into the recipe.
Hello! I was wondering if you knew about how many servings this was.
It makes a 9×13 baking dish so I would say it would serve 6 adult sized portions. In my family we have 4 kids (only 3 that eat) and then my husband and I. When I make this there are leftovers and enough to fill us all. 6 adult servings comfortably but if you serve it with sides you could probably get 8 adult servings. I hope that helps. Enjoy 🙂
So excited to make this tomorrow for dinner! Sounds so yummy!! ? Feeding 6 people gets tough! Lol
haha, yes feeding 6 does get tough. I know what you mean 🙂 I hope you all love it. Thanks for stopping by.
My family really enjoyed this dish!!! It was incredibly easy to put together! I ended up using fresh onions and garlic because I forgot to buy the flakes and powder. Other than that little change I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! My picky eaters even asked for seconds, which is pretty rare! I can’t wait to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Thank you for an easy to prepare and very tasty meal!
Yummy, fresh onion and garlic is a great substitution! So glad you all enjoyed this. My kids ask for seconds too when I make this 🙂
Okay I tried this tonight and my picky picky kids DEVOURED IT!!!!!! No complaints, it was a miracle!!!! I did however make a few adjustments since my husband will not touch a mushroom with a ten foot pole. I browned my beef with a minced onion, and three cloves of garlic. That’s right, three. We love our garlic, don’t judge. I then found, wait for it… cream of bacon soup. Bacon people!! Cream of bacon friggen soup, was not even aware that was a thing. What a thing indeed! So in short I substituted golden mushroom soup for cream of bacon and the result was nothing short of Devine. Deeevine. I finished with shredded provolone on top and my kids requested I pack the left overs in their lunch for tomorrow. What?! They want left overs for lunch?! Unfreaking heard of! You girl, are my hero. This was a win! Thank you!
Your comment seriously made my night! haha 🙂 Cream of bacon, wow! I want to live near your grocery store. I’ve never seen that but I will for sure keep my out for it now! I love garlic too so 3 cloves sounds just perfect to me. So glad you all enjoyed this. And even more happy that your kids ate it! That’s always a mom win when kids eat happily.
LMAO!!! U just made my day!!??
I made this tonight for dinner. It was wonderful! I couldn’t find the golden mushroom soup but using the regular mushroom soup worked fine. I did not cover when baking and I thought it gave a nice subtle crust on the top. This one is a winner! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
You’re welcome! The crust on top sounds delicious. I might try not covering it from now on too. Regular cream of mushroom will work too. I can only find the golden mushroom soup at one store where I live. I guess most stores don’t carry it.
Hi! I found your blog a couple weeks ago and saw the tomato beef country casserole recipe. I thought it sounded something my whole family would like. I have 4 kids plus my husband. I finally made it tonight but forgot to get worcestshire sauce. I just added extra seasoning. Everyone loved it…. including my 16 y.o. who informed as I was in the process of making it, that she didn’t really like casseroles. She took the biggest helping of it when it was done. ?
I added green beans to the mixture so I had the protein, veggies and carbs all in one dish. We all enjoyed this recipe and it will definitely become a regular meal in my house. Although, it was great without the Worcestershire sauce, I will add it the next time just to taste the difference.
I love hearing things like this! Green beans sound like a delicious addition to this. Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know and leave your comment 🙂
Hi there! Sounds delicous! Can I use fettucine noodles instead of egg noodle?
I think you could, yes. I’ve never done it so I can’t say for sure how the end result would be. Fettucine noodles are denser and thicker so they may not soak up the sauce as much?? Or, they’ll be fabulous and I am wrong 🙂 Worth a try!
My family loves this casserole! I add a bit of taco seasoning and some shredded cheddar – delicious! Thank you!
I love that you added taco seasoning and cheddar. Yum! So glad you guys enjoy this 🙂
i made it last night and tossed all the leftovers. I should have read more of the comments before I made it. I admit I did pick up regular mushroom soup instead of golden, but I think it was the Worcestershire sauce that killed it for me. So, maybe i will give it another try with Golden Mushroom and season the meat with real diced onion instead of dried and leave out the Worcestershire sauce, or use less. I am usually not opposed to Worcestershire sauce, but maybe it was too much for my taste. It seemed to be all I could taste.
So sorry! I will have to add a note in the recipe cause a lot of readers seem sensitive to the Worcestershire sauce. I don’t care for too much Worcestershire sauce either, so I know what you mean. If you make this again, you could definitely use less Worcestershire or replace it with something else.
I totally want to make this but my kids and I don’t like mushrooms so I might need to try cream of bacon
If I can find it! That sounds heavenly ! Thanks for the recipe! Looks so yummy
I’ve never seen cream of bacon but ever since reading the comment, I look for it every time I go to the store 🙂 I don’t care for mushrooms either but I still love this casserole. You can also use cream of something else….. like celery, maybe?
Stumbled upon your blog and this recipe a few days ago. I made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit with my crew, we will definitely be putting it in the rotation. My picky 5 year old even asked for leftovers for lunch tomorrow!! I did nothing different from your recipe except I had chopped onions which I softened with the beef. I thought this recipe sounded like something my family would like, but you just never know with picky kids!! This would make a great make ahead meal that I just have to pull out and toss in the oven after a long day. Thanks for a great addition to our meals!!
So happy to have you here Maggie. A lot of readers have mentioned using fresh onion so I think that’s a wonderful change. And yes, I know all too well about picky eaters. It’s like a guessing game at whether or not they’ll eat it! It does make for a really nice make-ahead meal 🙂 Thanks so much for coming back to leave your comment.
Just out this together so come dinner time all I have to do is heat it up. It was sure easy to whip up. Can’t wait to taste it. ?
Yum! I hope you enjoy it. Love the idea of making it ahead of time!
Hi! I was wondering if I could use your recipe for a cookbook. Thank you.
Sure. I love to share recipes and get a lot of my recipes from others. The pictures are copyright so please don’t include a picture 🙂 What kind of cookbook? Sounds like a fun project.
I made this for dinner tonight. I loved that it went together very easily. I used only 1 tablespoon of worchestershire because of the sodium content. I added a little red pepper flakes for some heat, fresh onion for the taste and more garlic than what the recipe called for because I cook a lot with garlic and thought it could use a little bit more flavor. I think next time, I would add corn for a little more color.
I love your changes! Sounds delicious ☺️
wonderful….added some favorite spices to meat while browning mixed together all ingredients put in slow cooker on low one hour added cheese and enjoyed
I’m loving your slow cooker idea. Happy to hear you enjoyed this 🙂
I made this but couldn’t find cream of golden mushroom soup. I found golden mushroom soup and it worked out fine. I added petite diced tomatoes to recreat the dish I remembered ffom my elementary school cafeteria. Delicious and reminiscent.
Awesome. You found the right one. For some reason I added creamy in the recipe….. I’ll fix it ? Love the addition of tomato. So glad you loved it!
Before I praise your recipe, I should explain that I’ve had little to no appetite for about 9 months now. I’ve even made my favorite comfort foods, took about 4 bites and just couldn’t make myself eat it. Most of the time it tasted like cardboard.
Your recipe though, was fantastic. I don’t like condensed tomato soup (too sweet to me) so I used a large can of diced tomatoes and a few spoonfuls of tomato paste. I completely forgot the Worchester sauce, but will try it next time. No cardboard taste (Yay!) No taking several bites only to find it tastes like nothing (Yay.)
The boyfriend loved it, I loved it, and even my parrot Elmo loved it. It was great with ground beef, but I’m tempted to try it with Italian sausage next time.
Thank you for sharing. I intend to insert it into my *Routine Keeper” file.
Could I use Cream of Chicken soup instead of mushroom? I would love to make this, but i’m the only one that will eat mushrooms in my family :/
You could but I can’t guarantee that the casserole would turn out the same, flavor wise. If it helps at all, I hate mushrooms but this casserole I can eat just fine even with the golden mushroom soup in it.
I want to try to make this as it looks and sounds soooo good! Any suggestions as to how to adapt the recipe for the crockpot? It’s way too hot for the oven right now! I could even run home and add the noodles later in the day if you’d suggest. How would you suggest adjusting liquids, noodles etc.
I honestly don’t think this would work in the crock pot. There is not enough liquid and I have never been a fan of noodles in the crock pot. You could always experiment. I wouldn’t even know what to suggest as I have never tried it. Sorry!
I made this last night. It was delish we all loved it. The ingredients sounded strange but I highly recommend it. I had med. curly noodles.
I agree the ingredients do sound really strange. I still think that when I make it. But, it works somehow 🙂 So glad you loved it!
I would love to try this but I can not seem to find Cream of Golden Mushroom soup at any of my local grocers. I did, however, find regular Golden Mushroom soup. Is that the kind you are speaking of or can it be used in place of?
Yes that’s the one. I must have just typed it out wrong. I will correct it. Thank you 🙂
I assume this could be made with homemade egg noodles?
Yes, I am sure that would work. I’ve never done it but homemade is always better so I think it sounds delicious.
If you want to make this recipe, think twice. I have had Hamburger Helper that’s better.
The flavor was alright, but I saved the leftovers in a freezer bag and labeled it “grandkid food, for their next visit.
Everybody’s tastes are different. So sorry you did not like this. I still have nightmares about the one time I tried hamburger helper, so I don’t think this casserole is quite that bad 🙂 Thanks for coming back to leave your feedback.
My family loves this casserole, and so do I. I love casseroles
I have a question, you say golden mushroom soup. Is it the same as condensed golden mushroom soup? I’m hardly the cook and have no idea. But this looks amazing!!!!
Yes. On the label it just says Golden Mushroom Soup. But it comes in the same can as the other condensed soups (cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, etc.). You will find it by the cream of mushroom soup at the grocery store. Good luck and I hope that helps you 🙂
Made this tonight…..huge hit, everyone loved it. Hubs wants to try more Worcester sauce (I used the 2 teaspoons). Also my can of golden mushroom was 10.50 not 10.75 so I put in a little more milk. My mom liked it which she does not care for tomato soup.
Awesome. So good to hear! I may have typed out the size of can wrong. I will have to go back and double check that. Thanks for letting me know how it went.
Hi there!! Mine’s in the oven as I type! I too, did a bit of recipe changing up just because of what I had in my pantry. I used cream of mushroom with a bit of sriracha sauce squeezed into the bowl. Can’t wait to try it!!!
Yum. I love your changes, especially that sriracha. Nice little kick! Enjoy!
This was pretty good. I used ground turkey because we just had ground beef the night before. I couldn’t find golden mushroom, so I used cream of mushroom with garlic. I also added a can of diced tomatoes which I think worked. If I make it again will probably add some more spice, maybe Italian seasoning.
I used cream of mushroom soup and added tomato paste and beef stock. I also used fresh garlic, and onions and added cayenne pepper and drained, diced fire-roasted tomatoes. It was awesome!
I love your changes. So delicious!
How many people does the Tomato Beef country casserole serve?
6-8 adult servings depending on if you serve it with sides or just the casserole itself.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Casserole. Haven’t been able to find the golden mushroom soup, so use regular mushroom. And we’ve decided we like it without the cheese…otherwise we follow the recipe exactly. Making it tonight for the 4th time…per REQUEST! Thanks so much!
Yay!!! So happy to hear this ?
Update: Finally found the Golden Mushroom soup and I agree…it does make a difference in the flavor! I added peas (frozen that I put in a small colander, ran hot water over to thaw them and then added to casserole before baking). Now it’s a one dish meal. We still leave the cheese off as we like the moister consistency…and I’m now in the habit of doubling the recipe because the family requests the leftovers! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
It really does make a difference. For some reason I always have to search for a few minutes to find the golden mushroom soup. But it’s totally worth it. I love your idea of adding a veggie. It makes me happy to hear you all enjoy this dish.
This was absolutely delicious! Usually my husband and I aren’t a big fan of casseroles, but we both thought it looked good so I gave it a shot. When I started mixing the ingredients together we both thought it wouldn’t turn out to be honest! It was amazing! Simple, quick, and tasty. My husband said he’d rather have fresh onions, but other than that we both loved it. Thanks for the great recipe!
I think the same thing, haha! I’m always skeptical it won’t taste good but it always does.
Daaaaaang, this is seriously to die for! My kids actually have thirds…they LOVE it! It’s quick and simple, but SO tasty! The Golden Mushroom soup adds wonderful flavor. Awesome recipe!!
That’s so great to hear! When my kids actually eat dinner, its like the best day ever, hahah! I agree, the golden mushroom soup adds such a great flavor.
I made his for lunch today and I forgot to add the milk. It still is yummy! I will be making it again and I will remember to add milk. Thanks for sharing.
You’re so welcome. Thanks for coming back to leave your review. That’s good to know it works without milk, hahah 🙂 I tend to forget ingredients all the time!
This was delicious. We all LOVED it, I did use ground venison as that’s what I had in the freezer. This will be in our regular rotation. Easy to throw together on a week-night. Bonus!
yes, it’s so easy! Ground venison sounds like something my husband would love. I’m so happy you all enjoyed this dinner. Thanks for leaving your review.
I made this casserole for dinner for three people. Everyone said they weren’t really hungry, yet we ate the whole thing! I loveeee mushrooms so I sliced some up and cooked them with regular onions and the beef before mixing with the soup. This is definitely a recipie I see myself making many, many times!
haha, I love that! “Not hungry, huh?!?” I love when that happens. Mushrooms + onions sound like a great addition.
This is my 2nd time I’ve made this recipe. I really like this casserole with a side of salad.
Yes! I always serve it with a salad too. Quick and easy. Happy to hear you love this.
Hi!… can you prepare it a day In advance then cook!
I am sure that would be just fine.
Hi Jessica!! This recipe has been commonly requested by my husband since I started making it a few months ago 🙂 I have always made it exactly how the recipe calls and it’s always been FABULOUS! I decided to get a little fancy tonight and sautéed some baby Bella mushrooms with the onion and mixed in peas with it as well. It looks amazing!! Thank you for a wonderful recipe!
I love the changes! That sounds delicious and I am so glad to hear you and your husband love this. Thank you for coming back to comment and let me know.
I made this tonight. Hubs & I never eat mushrooms. We don’t care for them. But I figured it’s not like there is a ton of mushrooms in the soup. We probably wouldn’t notice them all that much. I thought this was yummy in spite of the mushrooms and happily ate with gusto. So good 🙂 Hubs was eating large spoonfuls, and then he spotted the mushrooms!! He said he knew he tasted them in there! He won’t be eating this again, but I will definitely keep this recipe as I enjoyed it. I just won’t make it when he has nothing else to eat in the house. It is comfort food at it’s finest in my opinion!
I fuxed this casserole tonight, only used1 tbs if worcheshire sauce but cooked raw onion with beef. It was very good. Thank you
I love comfort food and casseroles so much and this fits into both of that categories perfectly. This look so good and I can’t wait to make it.
Hi, haven’t tried this yet (but I will, sounds wonderful!) & when I do I hope I find the golden mushroom soup. Have never seen it (or as others said the cream of onion OR cream of bacon!) but I will pick out the ‘shrooms, not a fan of the texture. Question, have you prepared this in a casserole style crock pot? I would think it would work & I think if the noodles were left uncooked when assembling they might not be mushy at the end. Thoughts?
I honestly have no idea about cooking this in a casserole style crock pot. I am not good at converting stove recipes to crock pot especially when they involve pasta. Sorry I can’t help more. I have never found cream of onion or cream of bacon in the store either. Enjoy! I would definitely wait to make it until you find that golden mushroom soup. It’s really good!
Maybe more beef one less noodles I thought it was tasteless
Sorry to hear you did not like this and that it was tasteless to you. Thanks for visiting and leaving your review.
Enjoy making this often..and the golden mushroom soup is the GOLD to this dish. I plan on preparing it next time in my instapot. Can’t imagine this casserole ever being tasteless.
Yes me too! I love this recipe because even if someone thinks that it’s “tasteless” you can easily change it up and add different seasonings and what not. Or fresh onion and garlic, etc. I agree, the golden mushroom is the key to this casserole for sure.
I just took it out of the overn it looked so good I will be making this for now on
Thanks Camila! So glad you loved it.
I’ve made this a couple times following the exact recipe, but today I wanted to use up some things we had in the kitchen that I thought would be good to use! I used Medium Shell pasta instead of egg noodles, 1/2 cup heavy cream instead of whole milk, sauteed some fresh mushrooms with salt, pepper & onion powder and added some leftover canned peas I had. It is SOOO good. I also like to add French’s fried onions on top for a yummy crunch. Thanks for this awesome recipe! 🙂
Oh my goodness!! So easy and yummy! Saw this recipe some time ago, looked at stores until I found the Golden Mushroom, I found it but didn’t have the tomato soup, so just used the 2 cans of golden. Also, sautéed onions chopped finely and fresh minced garlic to the meat. This is super easy, and affordable! Wife and I loved it! I also added dollop of sour cream when served. Thanks for a keeper!!
We love garlic, so I used about a tablespoon garlic powder and a big heaping teaspoon minced garlic. I added twice the pepper, 1 tsp wors. sauce and put in 1/2 cup of parmesean in with mixture, along with italian cheese on top. Used condensed mushroom soup. Delicious! Thank you for this recipe.
Your recipe is delicious! A family favourite. We have been making it for quite some time now.
Thank you! I love to hear this 🙂
First of all this recipe is GOOD and don’t subtract or add a thing to it. Don’t let NOBODY tell you to take the WORCESTERSHIRE out of this recipe. That is what gives this recipe it flavor. Someone must have put too much in their casserole because if you over do it it will have a strong over powering taste.
Made this last night and improvised a little bit based on what I had on hand and what I was in the mood for 🙂
I used 1/2 pound ground beef, 1/2 pound Italian sausage and a can of tomato sauce instead of tomato soup.
I also added a bit of cheddar cheese in there and some Italian seasoning.
My husband and 3 year old loved it and asked me to actually write down what I did this time 🙂
I would think adding some zucchini in with the meat while browning it would make a great addition!
GREAT with a glass of red wine by the way!!!!
As with all casseroles I struggle with the cover or not cover question
I know what you mean. You can do either one. I usually like to cover casseroles with noodles in them cause my kids don’t like the dry/crispy edges of the noodles on top. But you can also just leave it as is. Either way works fine.
THIS IS SOOO GOOD, IT MAKES A LOT AND VERY CHEAP TO MAKE………….WE LOVED IT THANK YOU!!!
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My Wife liked it
I doctored it up a bit by adding fresh mushrooms and more Worcestershire sauce. More salt and pepper and a few other seasonings. I have been making this recipe for years. It’s really good.
My only addition was some sautéed mushrooms and french fried onions on top, otherwise I followed the recipe. My husband loved it!!
I’ve made a very similar recipe for over 40 years. The recipe was shared with me by a couple of elderly ladies who immigrated to the US in the 1920s. Their recipe is nearly identical with the following exceptions: 1 can of cream of regular mushroom soup, 1 small diced onion instead of dried onion, and shredded Velveeta cheese was the only type of cheese they used. It’s been a family favorite!
This casserole definitely exceeded my expectations. I needed something that I could put together quickly and with what I had on hand. I can’t eat mushrooms so I used cream of onion soup (Campbell’s) instead. It’s hard to find sometimes, but larger Target stores tend to have it. And then I didn’t have milk in the fridge so I used one cup of evaporated milk which is a pantry staple for me. Other than those two items, I followed the directions exactly as written. The results were delicious.
I love that it’s fast and easy to prepare. No chopping onions or anything else for that matter. I’m going to make sure to have the ingredients for this on hand for when I need a quick and delicious meal. I’m actually going to double the meat and take it to a family member battling cancer. It doesn’t need the extra meat, but I just want her to have extra protein as she goes through chemo.
Thanks for sharing the recipe.
We have a winner! My husband brings his lunch to work every day but didn’t have time to meal prep, so he asked me to make him something. He honestly cooks for me more than I cook for him, so i wanted to try something new and something to impress him. Thank you for elaborating on the golden mushroom soup-i thought it was just fancy cream of mushroom soup and would have just bought that. I think it would have been too tomato-y for this taste if i did the tomato soup, so I did the 2 cans of golden mushroom soup, like others suggested. i also added some sliced mushrooms. I didn’t add any garlic or onion (he doesn’t like them…sigh) and I felt like this tasted like a hybrid of Chef Boyardee and beef stroganoff, which I bet would be a big hit with kids. And husbands whose taste buds are like a child’s :p
Hi. Made this recipe today and was pleased with the final dish. Being a fan of golden mushrooms soup, decided to try it out. I did cook down chopped onion, bell pepper, and garlic, with the ground beef. Both types of cheese are very necessary. I do think that the addition of salt in the pasta water is very much needed in this recipe. Thank you for posting!
Thank you for your comment! Glad you liked the recipe!
This sounds like a casserole we’d really like but I have a question… Do you think tomato sauce would work in place of the tomato soup? There’s something about that doggone soup that doesn’t get along with me from smell to taste.
I totally understand! Canned tomato soup has more liquid than canned tomato sauce so I would do about 3/4 a can of tomato sauce and the rest water. Let me know how it turns out!
I took some of the advice from the other comments and added a can of Rotel and a can of corn and this dish was delicious!
Love to hear it! Thanks for sharing!