Easy Peasy Beef Casserole

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!

top view of beef casserole served on a plate

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.

uncooked corn on the cob on a table with uncooked macaroni pasta

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!

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.

a baking dish with fresh and hot beef casserole on a table with uncooked macaroni pastas and corn

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!

beef casserole in a large bowl

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

quick and easy beef casserole

Easy Peasy Beef Casserole

MACARONI PASTA, SEASONED GROUND BEEF, AND TENDER SWEET CORN

4.80 from 5 votes
Servings
8
DifficultyEasy
Cooking Method(s)
  • Baking
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.
top view of beef casserole served on a plate

Essential Equipment

  • stackable measuring cups

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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

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

Notes

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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12 thoughts on “Easy Peasy Beef Casserole”

  1. Claudia Aguilar

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

  2. 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.

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