The past month has been busy to say the least! Between wedding and baby shower festivities, my weekends have been packed and flying by quicker than usual! All the planning and attending of events put a halt to writing the past few weeks as I learned I’m actually not superwoman and just can’t do it all! It was completely worth the forced break though. My best friend made a beautiful bride yesterday and I was so happy to stand by her side at the ceremony to witness the official start of her happily ever after. My sister in law is the mother to be and her shower was last weekend; We did a Kate Spade theme and everything turned out so lovely. Stay tuned for my next blog post on that one! With all of that said, it’s fitting I’m posting a casserole recipe today! I made it a few weeks ago, but these types of dishes have been perfect for our recent chaotic schedules!
The funny thing about this particular casserole is I used to make a fuss over it when my parents would serve it for dinner years ago. I don’t mean in a good way; I mean that phrase you hear from your kids all too often that goes ‘I don’t want that for dinner’. Did you read that in a whiny voice? 🙂 Luckily, my parents said I could have what was served for dinner or go hungry for the night. Naturally, I wasn’t a big fan of that theory in my younger days, but I’m certainly a supporter of it now and do my best to take the same approach with Hailey. She doesn’t like this delicious casserole, but I told her one day in the future she might be making it in her own kitchen and looking forward to it just like I do now! So far, she doesn’t believe me 🙂
I can’t tell you why this dish is called Old English casserole, but I can tell you it’s very good and makes wonderful leftovers for lunch the next day…and the day after that! I love using our canned green beans that are complimented by mushrooms, ground beef, tomato sauce and, of course, cheese all over tender egg noodles. You can easily make different variations of this casserole by swapping vegetables or using ground turkey instead of beef so if you find another delicious combination, please share it with us in the comments. Until then we’ll enjoy the original recipe!
Old English Casserole
- 12 ounces Egg Noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
- 1 small Onion, sliced
- 1/2 tsp. Seasoned Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Lemon Pepper
- 6 – 8 ounces sliced mushrooms, rinsed and patted dry
- 1 pint Green Beans
- 1 (15oz) can Tomato Sauce*
- 1 cup freshly grated Cheddar Cheese
- Cook noodles according to package direction, drain and place in a lightly greased 9×13 baking dish.
- Brown ground beef in large skillet. Add onions, salt and lemon pepper. Drain as needed.
- Stir in mushrooms, green beans and tomato sauce. Simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Spread mixture over cooked noodles and sprinkle with cheese.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
*Be sure to use all of the tomato sauce. I thought it might be too much as I was cooking, but in the end wished I had that extra bit of sauce running through my noodles! Yum!
As always, thanks for reading!!