Looking for an easy ground beef recipe? We've got the perfect weeknight dinner casserole for you!
Wicked Beef is a wickedly good ground beef casserole that's perfect for a weeknight dinner. This zesty beef and noodle bake gets a kick from diced tomatoes, chilies, and red pepper flakes. With creamy Alfredo sauce as a base, this is so indulgent that you'll start to feel a little wicked yourself. While this may be hard to resist going back for that second helping, it's not hard to make! Serve this with breadsticks and a salad for a complete meal.
One of the great things about this recipe is that you can easily make it with the ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Almost everyone has pasta and a jar of Alfredo sauce lying around! You can subtitute whatever pasta you have on hand and you can even use chicken or pork instead of beef to make this easy casserole recipe. The options are endless with this simple pasta bake.
Cooking Time30 min
Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13 inch baking dish or Dutch oven
- 1 bag egg noodles
- 1 1/2 pound ground beef
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 jar Alfredo sauce
- 1/2 can diced tomatoes and chilies (use more, if desired)
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
While pasta is cooking, heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Brown ground beef. Add salt and garlic powder. Drain and set aside.
Drain pasta and place in bottom of 9 x 13 inch baking dish or Dutch oven. Layer ground beef on top of pasta.
Empty contents of Alfredo sauce into a mixing bowl. Fold in diced tomatoes and chilies.
Pour sauce mixture into baking dish and gently mix together until pasta and beef are thoroughly coated with sauce. Stir in red pepper flakes to taste.
Bake, covered, for 30 minutes.