Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole


Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole

This ground beef casserole recipe is a fun twist on classic beef stroganoff.

Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole
Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole

If you love traditional beef stroganoff, then you will love this recipe for Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole.

This easy casserole recipe combines ground beef and egg noodles with a rich and creamy sauce. The sauce is made from a combination of sour cream and beef broth. Adding tomato paste also helps to give the sauce great depth of flavor. Sliced mushrooms make this beef casserole extremely hearty. Mozzarella cheese isn't traditionally found in beef stroganoff recipes, but nothing beats a cheesy casserole. The cheese helps to bind all of the noodles, ground beef, and sauce together.

It's extremely easy to make this beef stroganoff recipe, so you will able to get it on the table for a busy weeknight meal. This old-fashioned recipe Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole is sure to fill up your family, and everyone will be fighting over the leftovers.


Preparation Time25 min

Cooking Time35 min

Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13-inch baking dish


  • 1 pound wide egg noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 ounces button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley for garnish, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Place a large stockpot filled with at 4 quarts water and 1 Tablespoon salt over high heat. When it comes to a rolling boil, cook noodles for the time specified on the package. Drain.

  3. While water heats and pasta cooks, place a 10 or 11 inch x 3 inch deep pot over medium high heat. Add the beef and cook until it is no longer pink, breaking up chunks with the back of a spoon.

  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove meat, but leave any fat and juices in the pan. Over medium heat, cook the onions and thyme in the same pan about 2 minutes until onion is translucent. Add mushrooms and continue to cook on medium high heat, stirring until liquids have released from the mushrooms and then evaporated, about 5 minutes.

  5. Return meat to the pan, add broth and tomato paste and stir over medium heat 2 minutes.

  6. Off heat, stir in sour cream and salt and pepper. Add noodles to the pan and stir, then add meat and about half the mozzarella, stirring just to combine. Pour into prepared bake dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover with a piece of foil which has been sprayed with cooking spray and bake 25 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake until lightly browned, about 10 more minutes.

What Is Beef Stroganoff?

You may have eaten your fair share of beef stroganoff in your time, but you may not know the origins of this delicious dish. Beef stroganoff is a Russian dish that dates back to the 19th century. The dish traditionally features pieces of beef that are served in a sauce made from sour cream. Beef stroganoff recipes today also usually feature a combination of garlic, onions, and mushrooms. The creamy mixture of beef and vegetables tastes best when served over rice or egg noodles. It is theorized that the dish was named after a member of the prominent Stroganov family of Russia.

Although beef stroganoff originated in Russia, beef stroganoff recipes have grown in popularity, with variations cropping up throughout the world. Beef stroganoff can be made traditionally and served over rice or noodles, but it can also easily be transformed into easy ground beef casserole recipes, like with the above Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole. 

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This beef stroganoff recipes looks really good, but I wasn't able to find a print command. Am I just missing it?

Try using control P and set up your paramiters

My mom made beef stroganoff when we were growing up, but she never included sliced button mushrooms. Great idea!

This casserole is great in taste but overflowing with noodles. I doubled this recipe to freeze some smaller servings. The meat disappears in an ocean of noodles. I would have to double the amount of meat the next time or reduce the amount of noodles to half the amount. I would prefer other cuts of cooked beef bite size rather than ground beef.

This is close to the stroganoff recipe my mother used to make, though the cheese and the tomato paste are definitely new ingredients to me. I'll have to try it with the tablespoon of tomato paste and see if it does heighten the overall flavor. I'm fine with the cheese, since I'm known for adding cheese to almost anything I bake. I'd probably go ahead and add some Parmesan along with the mozzarella, though the white cheddar is certainly an idea worth trying.

I like the sound of this recipe a lot. I also like FaveSothernRecipe s Editor's idea about adding the tomato paste. I can see where that would be helpful, but I like the flavor of the white cheeses and such, so I was thinking a little freshly grated Parmesan might do the trick or a little white cheddar cheese, thoughts?

I see it calls for tomato paste, I've not seen this

Hi caharv 2642441, I hope you give it a try! Our test kitchen found that adding a tablespoon of tomato paste really helped deepen the flavor of the casserole.

my mother has made something similar to this for years, she browns the hamburger, drains it and puts it back in the pan, boils the noodles, to the pan with the ground beef, she adds a can of cream of mushroom soup and a 16oz container of sour cream, then the noodles. its one of my favorites

can u freeze it

Hi vano2910 3186916, We have never frozen this casserole, but I think it would work out quite well! Kaitlin, AllFreeCasseroleRecipes Editor

I made this and found that I did not use all the noodles called for, it was just too many, used the rest for another time. The recipe was very good otherwise. I made it one day all except the sour cream and finished baking and all the next day, worked just fine.

I love beef stroganoff and didn't realize how tasty it could be in casserole form. This casserole was quite good.

This was a great casserole for a weeknight dinner. It is packed with flavor and serves a crowd. Next time I would add a little roasted garlic to enhance the flavor further.

This casserole wasn't quite as good as the stroganoff of my childhood (we made it with beef tenderloin), but it was a hearty casserole that came together quickly.


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