Beef Lombardi Casserole - comfort food at its best! SO easy! Can be made ahead and frozen for up to a month. Ground beef, tomatoes, diced tomatoes and green chiles, tomato paste, egg noodles, sour cream cheddar, parmesan and mozzarella. Everyone cleaned their plate! Dinner success!! #freezermeal #casserole #beef #rotel
1(10-oz)can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies
1(6-oz)can tomato paste
1(6-oz)package medium egg noodles
1cupshredded sharp cheddar cheese
1cupgrated Parmesan cheese
1cupshredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until no longer pink. Drain.
Stir in diced tomatoes with juice, diced tomatoes and green chiles with juice, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and tomato paste.
Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain.
Stir together cooked egg noodles, and sour cream.
Spread noodles in bottom of prepared pan. Top with meat sauce. Sprinkle with cheddar, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses.
Cover and bake 35 minutes. Uncover and bake and additional 5 minutes.
Can substitute ground turkey or sausage for ground beef.There is a little kick to the sauce from the diced tomatoes and green chiles. If you are worried about the heat, just make sure to use a can of MILD diced tomatoes and green chiles.You can assemble the casserole in advance and refrigerate until ready to bake. You may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time if baking straight from the refrigerator.You can assemble the casserole in advance and free this for a quick meal later. To bake after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.You can half the recipe or split the casserole into two pans. Bake one and freeze one for later. The cooking time would stay the same.You can use plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream in this casserole.I used cheddar, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese in this dish. Feel free to substitute an equivalent amount of any cheese you prefer.I garnish the cooked casserole with a little dried parsley just for color.