Ramen Beef Casserole

"Posted in response to the January topic of the month. This is simple and is very easy to adapt to personal tastes. Inexpensive for college kids or if finances are just running low."
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Ready In:
3-4 hungry college kids


  • 2 (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles, any flavor
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 12 cup water
  • 12 cup milk
  • 14 cup onion, chopped
  • 14 cup French's French fried onions
  • 12 lb ground beef


  • Pre-heat Oven to 375.
  • In a bowl, combine crusted noodles, 1 packet of seasoning, sour cream, soup(undiluted) water, milk, and onion. Stir and pour into a 9x9 oven-safe casserole dish.
  • Brown meat and drain grease. Add meat to ramen and stir to combine.
  • Cover and place in oven, do not put on cheese and French onions.
  • After 20 minutes, take casserole out and mix, sprinkle French onion over top. Place back in oven uncovered and cook for 10 minutes. Take it out and sprinkle cheese on it.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Jennifer M.
    When you say crusted noodles, do you mean that its uncooked? So you don't boil the noodles first? Just use them raw/uncooked? Thanks.


  1. MarZal
    This recipe ROCKS! Thanks for posting!
  2. Jillyb
    I thought this was good but not great. What I did think was great was that I had all the ingredients in my pantry and fridge and it was an easy quick Friday night dinner. We thought it was a little bland so next time I'll try adding some chili powder or something to spice it up a little.
  3. gwynn
    This recipe taste great. Quick and easy. Thanks for posting.
  4. CassandraD
    I made this for dinner last night. I thought it was great. the kids were a little iffy but they are not big on casseroles in the first place. I had to make a couple of changes. First I did not have cream of mushroom soup so I used cream of chicken and mushroom. Also I cooked the onions with the meat because it gives the meat such a good flavor and last I threw in some frozen broccoli to make it a one dish meal and make sure the kids got their veggies. Great recipe thanks for posting.
  5. rhondalynne
    This rapidly became a favorite in my family. With seven people to feed on a limited income I am always looking for frugal recipes (I have to double this one.) I don't always have the sour cream and French fried onions, but it's just as good without them. When I do, I'll add a 4 oz. can of drained mushroom pieces, 1/2 to 1 tsp. of soy sauce and 1 stalk celery, sliced, for a bit of extra flavor, then top with chow mein noodles.


  1. Mical B.
    It was pretty dang good but I did tweak it a tish bit. I used what I had at home so instead of beef i used sausage, added corn, and instead of 1 packet of seasoning I used 2. I made mine with roasted chicken ramen.



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