Sunday, October 26, 2008

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.

I have since found that there is a very similar recipe in the Best of Bridge. Their recipe is called a Casserole for a Cold Night. . .

  • 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 0unces


  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.

19 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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

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  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.

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

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  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

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  7. This looks perfect for a big family gathering!

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

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  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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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  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

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

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  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.

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  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?

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

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