What is the flavor of nostalgia? Of course, the answer will depend from person to person and from memory to memory, but Just-Like-Mom's Noodle Casserole perfectly captures that memory of a delicious hot dinner after a long day. The noodles are tender, the beef is savory and juicy, and the sauce is tangy, bright, and creamy, just like how you remember it. Just-Like-Mom's Noodle Casserole reminds you of what it was like to not have a care in the world and encourages you to bask in that memory while your tastebuds bask in the flavor.
Ingredients• 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef • 1 tablespoon butter • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 cup green pepper, chopped • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce • 6 1/4 cups wide egg noodles, cooked and drained • 2 (10.75-ounce) cans condensed tomato soup, undiluted • 1 (10.5-ounce) can of condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded • green onions, optional, sliced
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 3-quart baking dish.
In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat, crumbling as it cooks, until no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes.
Drain the fat from the skillet.
Transfer the beef from the skillet.
In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the onion and pepper, cooking and stirring until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Stir in the beef, Worcestershire sauce, noodles, tomato soup, and cream of mushroom soup.
Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.
Top the mixture with the cheese.
Bake uncovered until heated through, about 15-20 minutes.
Garnish with the green onions and serve.