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Easy Peasy Beef Casserole

Easy and Delicious Beef Casserole Recipe Your Family Will Love!

Your family will love this quick and easy pasta casserole is so hearty and delicious. This is a great recipe for those busy weeknights when you need something quick that the family is guaranteed to love. Perfect for beginners!

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When I was about to get married I had a slight problem. I didn’t know how to cook anything! I mean, I had always helped peel carrots and potatoes at home but that was about it! So my entire family went to work to get me ready.

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My cousin Claudia had me over to her house to try to teach me how to make chicken croquettes, (which was a little above my pay grade at the time), my mom gave me a long list of recipes without exact measurements and she also tried to teach me how to make arroz con pollo, which also proved a bit too difficult for a novice like me.

My sister Tita, though, hit the nail on the head and gave me this simple recipe. I can pretty much say it was perfect from the first time I tried it!

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My gracious hubby always happily ate everything I made, even when it wasn’t the tastiest of dishes! This casserole never failed me though! I’ve been making it for over 18 years and now my kids love it as much as my husband! It’s not gourmet food, but it gets devoured every time I make it! I promise you can’t go wrong with this one.

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I’d like to think I’ve come a long way with my cooking skills since those days right before getting married, hey I think it may even be time to try making those chicken croquettes again!

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If you have an Instant Pot, I also have a version of this beef casserole that you can make in it.

Easy Peasy Beef Casserole

Creamy pasta, seasoned beef, and corn.

4.67 from 9 votes
DifficultySuper Easy
Cooking Method(s)
  • Bake
Oven Temp350°
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
40 minutes
Recipe by: Valerie Cooper
This hearty and delicious pasta casserole is the perfect go-to recipe when you need something quick and easy that the family will love.
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Category: Casseroles, Pastas



  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Cook the ground beef in a skillet, drain the fat, and season it to your liking.
  • While cooking the meat, boil the pasta, drain, and set aside.
  • Mix the cooked beef with the sour cream, corn, and cream of mushroom soup. Add the noodles.
  • Spoon your mixture into a large casserole dish. Sprinkle lots of breadcrumbs on top. Top it off with plenty of parmesan cheese.
  • Bake on the middle rack for approximately 30-35 minutes, or until you see the top getting crispy.

Nutrition Facts

While every effort is made to correctly calculate these nutritional facts, they should be used as general guidance as they may not be 100% accurate.

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 396mg | Potassium: 329mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1.7mg


Some things you should know about this Easy Peasy Beef Casserole recipe.

Seasoning the beef. To season the beef, I use salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and sofrito. Sofrito is a tomato-based mix. HEB has a Goya brand sofrito I’ve been using recently. If using Natura’s sofrito, I use one entire pouch. If using the Goya jar, I use about 4-5 tablespoons.

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  • Beth says:

    Can you freeze this recipe?

  • Jennifer says:

    Valerie, what size bag of elbow pasta do you use, and what size pan? Thank you!

  • Claudia Aguilar says:

    Deliciosa receta Valerie!!!
    Felicidades por este fabuloso blog!!! Abrazos desde Honduras.
    Tu prima Claudia (la de las croquetas de pollo jajajaja)

  • Annie Cheviron says:

    My daughter-in-law, Ramona, passed your site on to me. I am going to make this easy recipe for sure. I cook almost every day and sometimes run out of ideas! Happy to come aboard on your site! Thank you.

  • W W Kestenbaum says:

    Hola VK, your recipes and/or posts are always enjoyable, one reads them and you end up with a big smile!

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