By Sweet Diva on December 17, 2007
Photo by yogiclarebear
Photo by yogiclarebear
""More, please" is what I always hear from my kids when I make this casserole. I love it because it tastes great and is super easy after a busy day when I don't feel like working very hard on dinner. You can also assemble this casserole the night before (minus the cheese; add it just before baking) and refrigerate until the next evening - just remember to shorten your baking time as the noodles will absorb the liquid overnight - it will only need to bake 25 minutes or so, or until heated through and cheese is melted and golden brown. ** NOTE**Depending on the meat used, you may or may not need the specified amount of oil for saute-ing the meat and vegetables; adjust amount according to your needs."
Serving Size: 1 (350 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I used gluten free noodles and only in half of the dish (I don't eat carbs while the rest of the family does). I adjusted the water to 1 1/2 cups b/c of the pasta amount. I used a diced fresh tomato instead of canned and 2 tsp of the seasoning salt. The meal was full of flavor and we will def be making this again!"
"LOVED! almost reminded me of swiss steak. all the peppers and onions and the little bit of tomato! for recipe i didn't have any mushrooms, used about 1 1/2c celery, ketchup in place of tomato sauce, seasoned meat with Mccormick Grill Mates roasted garlic montreal chicken, used medium heat rotel, doubled garlic, and used monterey jack cheese. LOVED! thanks for a pretty easy recipe!! will make lots more!! also loved the fact it had soo many veggies in it!!"
"Followed everything except I didn't use oil to sauté, used fresh garlic and covered for the first 30 min of baking. Next time I'll keep it covered the whole time. All the kids scarfed it down and Hubby and I both had seconds. Definite keeper!"
"Yum! This was full of flavor. I did add twice as much garlic since some of the other reviews said it was bland. I don't think it needed extra, but didn't hurt. I may have accidentally bought the tomatoes with green chilis because mine tasted mexican. I made homemade noodles and should have let it sit overnight for them to soak up the liquid. There was too much liquid the first night, but the leftovers were perfect. Thanks!"
"We thought this was rather bland. We thought it needed a lot more seasoning. I also let my casserole sit and my noodles were real pasty. I cooked for 25 minutes and then added the cheese and cooked another 10 minutes. I thought if I cooked it longer the noodles wouldn't be as pasty. I followed the recipe exactly as written using lean ground beef and I didn't add the mushrooms. I tasted the sauce before pouring it over the noodles and it tasted really good so I was really surpirsed with the finished casserole. I did add a bit more water since the other reviewers said it was too dry."
"This turned out OK, but I recommend adding a little more water. It didn't quite cover the noodles so the top noodles were dry and burnt."
"Thanks for a great tasting, easy to make casserole. Mine was a bit dry so I will add a little more water when I make it again, and I will make it again. ."
"I made this for just my husband and I who are both not big fans of leftovers. Instead of cutting the recipe in half I made the whole thing and then froze half of the sauce and poured the other half over 6 oz of noodles. Next time we feel like turkey casserole, all I have to do is defrost the sauce and pour it over the other half of the noodles....such a quick dinner for a busy wife."
"This was very good. I forgot to add any water at all but found that it turned out just fine. Next time I will add a bit more but I can't imagine adding the full two cups. Next time I won't add the cheese until the last five minutes or so of baking. My cheese became overly brown and too crunchy for my tastes."
"This was pretty good. I added some extra garlic and used fresh mushrooms. I also added extra onions for personal taste. I even added the seasoning salt (something I rarely if ever do in a recipe). It was good. I served with a salad on the side. I would probably make it again, although I think I should play with the seasonsings and other ingredients to give it the wow factor for us. Thanks for posting."
"This was excellent! I wanted to do something different with ground turkey, and I'm glad I chose this recipe. I prepared everything in the morning, covered it, put it in the fridge around 11am & then went about the rest of my day. By the time I was ready to put it in the oven (around 5pm) I wasn't sure if the noodles had had enough time to soak up the liquid, so I ended up baking it for the full 45 minutes. Oh, it smelled so yummy while baking! Next time I would cut down a bit on the water (maybe only add 1-1/2 cups) as there was still plenty of liquid even after I let it sit out of the oven for 15 minutes -- otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing. It was delicious -- hubby even had 2 servings, so I know it was good 'cuz that hardly ever happens! Thanks for posting -- I'll be making this again! -M =)"
"This was GREAT! I made it ahead and knew I needed to reheat. That's why I used double the tomatoes and a little more water. This is one of my new faves!"
"Easy to throw together, tasty, comfort food. For some unknown reason I thought it might be bland, so i put in one cup of chicken broth instead of one of the cups of water. This made it a little too salty, so I won't do that again. I used Italian seasonings instead of oregano, and used an extra 1/4 cup of water. Except for the saltiness, which was totally my fault, this was a great family meal that will be added to our rotation. Served it with rolls and peas."
"DH loved this, he couldn't decide if it was turkey or beef. So flavorful! I did add a little extra seasoning, fresh garlic, and about 1/4 cup extra liquid, per other reviews. I would like to try adding zucchini to this dish as well. Thank you!"
"I had to add additional seasonings (garlic powder and seasoning salt)to get the taste just right, but other than that it turned out great. It tasted great for leftovers after the seasonings had time to sit overnight. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe."
"Wow! I actually got compliments for this dish! It was a tad dry in my opinion so when I make it again....and I will!.... I will use more liquid. Maybe it was my shallow, dark colored pan though. Also, my cheese browned way too fast so I would add cheese half way through. All in all it has 5 star potential! Thank you for making 6 kids and 1 hubby very full! (7th kid doesn't like anything, so he doesn't count)"