Rating: 4.04 stars
189 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 72
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 8

This is a great recipe for busy mothers, and it's excellent with a tossed salad and French bread. It's a ground beef casserole that combines egg noodles, some sherry, and cheese in a tomato sauce base. To reduce the fat content, you may use reduced fat cheese, cut green beans, and 93% lean meat. Also, you may adjust the amount of sherry to taste.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
30 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Cook the noodles according to package directions.

  • Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Stir in the tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and garlic, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer.

  • When noodles are done, stir them and the cheese into the simmering sauce until cheese is melted. Stir the sherry into the sauce and stir for 1 minute, then place in a 2 quart casserole dish and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese to taste.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

745 calories; protein 44.1g; carbohydrates 55.5g; fat 38.1g; cholesterol 169.3mg; sodium 1540.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (189)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
I made this exactly as prepared and it was delicious. The only advice I can give is to be sure and not over-cook the noodles, maybe even just cook them al dente to be sure they don't come out mushy. Excellent combination of flavors! This will be one of our favorites. Read More
(36)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
I love sherry in certain dishes but this wasn't one of them. If you like hamburger helper (which is good for quickie night dinners when you have to run with the kids) try it but use marinara sauce instead of the soup. At least you don't have to worry about all of the chemicals as you would in the boxed stuff. Read More
(12)
189 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 72
  • 3 star values: 25
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
I made this exactly as prepared and it was delicious. The only advice I can give is to be sure and not over-cook the noodles, maybe even just cook them al dente to be sure they don't come out mushy. Excellent combination of flavors! This will be one of our favorites. Read More
(36)
Rating: 4 stars
09/08/2002
This was pretty good. I used low fat ground beef; low fat/low sodium soup and low fat cheddar. My husband liked it more than I did. I'll make it again to keep him happy! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2006
This is excellent! I have been making this for months now, I'm finally getting around to reviewing it. I make this exactly except that I mix the parm in. The sherry gives it a very rich flavor and the soup makes it luscious and creamy. My husband thinks it tastes like lasagna. Some reviewers have mentioned that baking is unneccesary, I dissagree. The baking melds the flavors together and give the noodles a lovely soft texture,(be sure to cook al dente to start). It is all so worth the effort! Read More
(29)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
Hubby said to give it 4 stars. He did eat 2 big helpings. After reading the reviews, I only used 1/8 cup sherry and baked it for 15 minutes, just to let the Parmesan cheese melt on top. I used shredded parmesan instead of grated. The sherry definitely gave it a unique flavor that I enjoyed, but don't think I would have wanted more in the sauce. I also used a mexican blend cheese because I didn't have the cheddar cheese. Next time I might try using at least 1 can of tomato sauce to replace one of the cans of soup. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2003
Yum, yum! This is truly a comfort food with reminders of casseroles from my youth. I added onion and canned mushroom pieces and left out the sherry and everyone LOVED this recipe. It is to become one of our frequently served fall & winter meals! THANK YOU. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
I love sherry in certain dishes but this wasn't one of them. If you like hamburger helper (which is good for quickie night dinners when you have to run with the kids) try it but use marinara sauce instead of the soup. At least you don't have to worry about all of the chemicals as you would in the boxed stuff. Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2002
Very easy and good! Made it lowfat by using ground turkey lowfat tomato soup and omitting the cheese. Still turned out great! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(11)
Rating: 1 stars
09/22/2003
I thought this was going to be so good but it ended up being Hamburger Helper. It was an exact copy of hamburger helper which you can but in the store for 1/10 of the cost this took to prepare. Not my favorite. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
05/08/2003
Was pretty good. I don't know why you bake it everything is already mixed cooked and hot when you put it in oven. I felt this step was more time consuming. Read More
(8)