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Auntie Betty's Pasta Casserole

Years ago my Auntie Betty made this casserole for us and we enjoyed it so much that it has been a favorite of mine ever since.

  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 green onion stems chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • grated cheese for the topping
  • noodles of your choice ~ 8 ounces

  1. In a large skillet, fry the ground beef, breaking it up and browning it.
  2. Add the garlic salt, salt, sugar, chopped green onions, and pepper. Simmer a few minutes.
  3. Add the two cans of tomato soup and simmer a few minutes.
  4. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and the sour cream.
  5. Cook the noodles until just tender.
  6. In a 9 X 13 pan, layer the meat sauce, noodles, and cream cheese/sour cream sauce.
  7. Repeat and then top with grated cheese.
  8. Bake at 350 for one hour.

Serve with a crisp green salad.


  1. Now...why didn't you post that just about an hour earlier?!!! Grin....too late...started a chop suey with the ground beef that I bought this morning. Oh well...plenty more from that package not yet used. This looks scrumptious Lovella....what a great looking supper and I can imagine coming home to that on a frosty evening!

  2. Oooh sounds very tempting, Lovella..but it will have to wait for another day. It really would be the perfect dish for this windy cool day!

  3. With the wind howling outside and a bit of'white stuff' on the ground this morning, this would be a perfect meal to make. Thanks for sharing

  4. This looks like something nice to make for a Sunday lunch. I love Cheesemeat dishes. At first I thought it was Betty's Breakfast Quiche.

  5. Yum, looks like a great comfort casserole :0)

  6. My SIL makes this and it is so yummy. One of those dishes you just keep taking a wee bit more of as you visit at the table. Simple salad and garlic toast....oh I can taste it now, but we just ordered pizza. Kathy

  7. This looks perfect for a big family gathering!

  8. I'm game to try this! It looks simple and delicious.

  9. I have this in the oven right now :D I did mix the noodles into the sauce because I wanted to make sure they were all covered then put the cheesy/sour cream over that then the grated cheese, will let ya know what we think :D Carm

  10. I tried this out this weekend and the family loved it. It is going into the file of favorites. I love this blog because it keeps this important part of life fresh and interesting. Thank you for what you have created here!

  11. This looks so good, and I have almost all the ingredients on hand. My husband and I are on an MDS project in Louisiana and living in our fifth wheel. This recipe is easy enough to fix here. I'm going to get the ingredients I need to make this tomorrow! Thanks for your blog and all the great recipes.

  12. i made this last night, SO easy and very tasty too :)
    might use tiny bit less meat next time tho. a crowd pleaser, thank you!

  13. This looks absolutely delicious! I am wondering if it can be made ahead of time, and refrigerated or frozen? And if so, for how long? Thanks, I can hardly wait to try it!!

  14. Hayley, You could certainly make this ahead and refrigerate for a day or two or freeze, thaw and cook later.

  15. Thank you for the recipe, I have just made it and it's in the oven waiting for everyone to come home for supper. Smells SO good! Heather

  16. not sure as to how much pasta to use and what is the best kind to use would a penne work

  17. You can use any pasta with this casserole. I think Penne would work well. Cook however much you would for your family. I expect about 3 cups dry would be about right.

  18. I'd like to try this recipe, but I don't have any sour cream in the house...How nasty would it be if I left that out and just added mozzarella to the cream cheese?

  19. Melissa...I think it would be fine without the sour cream, maybe not quite a creamy.

  20. Do you cover casserole when baking for one hour, or would you cover first half hour and uncover for last half hour?
    Love your website go on nearly every day. Thankyou


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