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"Absolutely amazing dish! Everyone loved it and said it's definitely a keeper!"
"I've been making a recipe quite like this one for years. The difference is, I put a chopped onion in my ground beef and after it's done add a packet of taco seasoning mix and a 15oz can of refried beans. The tomatoes (I use Rotel) I mix with a small melted block of Velveeta cheese. I layer the slightly crushed Doritos in a bowl or casserole dish. Layer the ground beef mixture next. More Doritos. Then a layer of shredded lettuce and diced tomato. Then pour the hot melted Velveeta and Rotel tomatoes over the top and serve immediately. It's fabulous!"
"I want to try this! Ohh my, looks so good!"
"where is the recipe"
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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
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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.
This Wicked Beef casserole recipe is inspired by one of our top recipes of all time: "Wicked Chicken"! Judith's Wicked Chicken
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Sep 29, 2017
Well, we have a super easy and fast recipe here I think. I love the idea of using the alfredo sauce and the green chilies. It is not a combination I would have thought to use at first. Is this the way the dish has always been made, or did you start with other ingredients?
Mar 03, 2017
Quick pasta recipes are always something I'm looking for. This sounds like a great one to try. I have a feeling I'd be tempted to use more than the can of diced tomatoes and chilies that the recipe calls to use. For me, the hotter, the better. There are a number of alfredo sauce variations that I've tried, and this is a good way to revisit some of them.
Feb 24, 2015
"One bag" of noodles. What size bag? 6 ounces, 12 ounces, 16 ounces, 32 ounces?
Nov 20, 2014
This was a great dish for an easy dinner that everyone in the family will like! The beef gets incredibly flavorful from the spices and pairs perfectly with the noodles.
Nov 20, 2014
I didn't expect to like this dish as much as I did. I went back for seconds almost immediately! The spice from the tomatoes was a nice touch.
Nov 20, 2014
Wow! I'm surprised by how much I enjoyed this casserole. It would taste great made with chicken, or even vegetarian-style with bell peppers and onions.
Nov 20, 2014
I was skeptical about ground beef and Alfredo sauce together, but I actually really liked it. I even went back for seconds!
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