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Sour cream beef noodle casserole in a white casserole dish.

Sour Cream Beef Noodle Casserole

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Sour cream beef noodle casserole is a dependable family favorite. With egg noodles in a rich beefy tomato sauce and cheesy sour cream layers.


Units Scale
  • 12 oz. uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • Red pepper flakes to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • 8 oz. small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Fresh parsley to garnish


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the egg noodles according to package directions until al dente. Rinse in cold water to stop the cooking process. Add a splash of olive oil to prevent the noodles from sticking.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a skillet, breaking up any clumps. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Add chopped onion and garlic to the skillet and sauté until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  4. Pour in tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.  Season with Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste and simmer until sauce has thickened, about 5 minutes.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine sour cream, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and cooked egg noodles. Mix well.
  6. Spoon half the creamy pasta mixture into a 9×13 casserole dish.
  7. Top with half the beef mixture and half the cheddar cheese.
  8. Repeat with one more pasta – beef – cheddar layer each. Finish with a cheddar cheese layer on top.
  9. Bake uncovered at 350°F for 25-30 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  10. Top with optional parsley and dish and serve hot.
  11. Enjoy!


  • Add more heat – Add more kick with some jalapeños or cayenne pepper.
  • Add more flavor – Throw in some bacon bits in there for more flavor.
  • Scroll up to RECIPE TIPS for more useful tips, suggestions and ingredient substitutions.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins