German Noodle Bake (Oven or Crock Pot)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

From the 1989 edition of our church cookbook. This is one of my favorite ground beef casseroles. I thought I had lost it forever and have been searching and racking my brain for months trying to remember all of the ingredients. I was at my mom's house the other day and was flipping through this cookbook - and look what I found! It freezes and reheats well; it's a good dish to prepare ahead of time since it can be refrigerated and then baked later. **Note** This also works great in the crock-pot. Simply layer the ingredients as you would in a casserole dish and cook on low for about 4 hours.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat and drain.
  2. Combine with next 6 ingredients.
  3. Cook noodles and drain.
  4. Combine sour cream, cream cheese and onions. Add hot noodles to this mixture.
  5. In a greased casserole dish (recipe does not specify size - I have always made it in a 2 quart oval casserole dish - I did make it one time in a 13x9 baking dish but did not think it turned out as well; the layers of noodles vs. meat sauce were too thin for my preference, arrange alternate layers of meat and noodle mixture - 1/2 of meat sauce, noodles, 1/2 of meat sauce.
  6. Top with grated cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
  8. Serves 4-6.


Most Helpful

I found this recipe when you were the "chef of the day" Am I ever so glad!! This is really a very tasty dinner. I feed picky eaters 3 of them to be exact. (which all cleaned their plates) When I asked my husband if this is something he'd want me to make again without hesitation he replied "Oh yeah" which is a feat all in itself. Not only is this easy to make but well worth what little effort it takes to make it. Nothing worse then a meal you slave over and it's less then desirable. Did not have that problem with this Noodle bake. I followed the recipe almost word for word except for, I used 4oz. of Neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese, it's what I had in the fridge. I didn't measure my salt, pepper or sugar. the only size diced tomatoes I had was the 28oz can. so I used more diced tomatoes then called for, oh and I didn't have green onions so skipped those. Other then that made it are directed. And we loved it, thank you!

Camzmom February 06, 2008

Spring PAC 2008: Yum - Comfort food at it's best!

Mom2Rose April 06, 2008

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