Saturday Noodle Bake
After a Saturday full of running errands and cleaning house, making a complicated dinner is often not in the cards. This pantry-friendly recipe feeds a bunch with hearty ground beef, noodles, a delish tomato-soup base and of course, a lot of cheese. MORE+LESS-
lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
oz cream cheese or reduced-fat cream cheese
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
tablespoon worcestershire sauce
can (19 oz.) Progresso™ Soup Tomato Basil
tablespoon butter, melted
cup Wheaties™ cereal, slightly crushed
Grated cheese (for garnish), if desired
Fresh basil (for garnish), if desired
Cook noodles as directed on package. Set aside.
Brown ground meat with onions. Drain. Add cream cheese, salt, pepper, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and soup. Stir to combine well. Simmer 5 minutes.
In a greased glass baking dish, add half of the noodles, then half of the meat mixture. Repeat layers.
In a small bowl, combine the slightly crushed Wheaties™ cereal and melted butter. Sprinkle mixture on top of casserole.
Bake for 20 minutes in preheated 350°F oven until heated through.
Sprinkle with grated cheese and fresh basil before serving, if desired.
- This recipe is flexible depending on what’s in your pantry. No noodles in the house? Try rice instead. No ground beef? Try ground turkey or chicken. No tomato soup? Try condensed mushroom soup instead.
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.