Crock Pot Beef Noodle Casserole is an easy one pot meal that your family will go crazy over. Each bite is packed with flavor and has everything you need for a really great dinner.
Crock Pot Beef Noodle Casserole
There is just something so nice about coming home to dinner ready and waiting. This Crock Pot Beef Noodle Casserole is so easy to put together and a favorite around here.
I can toss this together in hardly no time at all. Mornings are pretty crazy around here but this is easy enough that I can throw it in the crock pot.
It really is that simple and we get to come to an amazing dinner to enjoy. The flavor is SO good!
This casserole has the perfect combination of ground beef, noodles, tomatoes and more for a savory casserole you will love. It is so delicious and the cheese just makes it even better.
You need a good crock pot to make this beef and noodle casserole.
If you are in the market for a new crockpot, I love this casserole crock pot. It is perfect for casserole style slow cooker recipes like this one.
I bought mine on Amazon,and I love it. It is perfect for the Holidays and really year round.
Plus, it is just so pretty. We can still enjoy all our favorite casserole recipes without ever turning the oven on.
If you prefer a traditional style crock pot, I recommend one of the Ninja Cookers. I love these because you can brown the meat in the same pot.
It really cuts down on clean up and that is a plus for us busy moms. It is so nice just having the one pot to clean and not worrying about an extra pan to wash.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
This is especially helpful during busy weeks of school and activities. I’m all about crock pot liners.
If you do not use crock pot liners, I recommend using cooking spray to help with clean up in the slow cooker.
You can also use the instant pot if you prefer.
What ingredients do you need to make crockpot beef and noodles?
- ground beef
- minced garlic
- salt and pepper
- tomato sauce
- diced tomatoes
- Italian seasoning
- egg noodles
- beef broth
- shredded cheese
How to make ground beef and noodle casserole?
Put the browned ground beef in the crock pot.
Add all of the seasonings.
Layer with tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
Then top with the beef broth.
Cover and cook on low.
Break the meat apart and add the egg noodles. Cook until tender.
Once you are ready to eat, top with cheese. Cover for a few minutes so the cheese gets nice and melted.
Can you put dry noodles in a crock pot?
Yes. You do not need to cook the noodles before putting in the crock pot which is another reason this recipe is so quick and easy.
The broth in the recipe will help to cook the noodles. It is so easy and helps to reduce the amount of pans you need and a big time saver!
I love when you don’t have to cook the noodles. We are all about keeping is simple and making life easier.
What to serve with crock pot beef noodle casserole:
Try these easy Roasted Green Beans or learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a super easy veggie side dish. Both of these go really well with the beef casserole and only take a few minutes to make.
Change up Beef and Noodle Casserole with these ideas:
- Try other types of pasta- penne, elbow, bow tie or whatever you have in the pantry.
- Substitute shredded beef, stew meat or leftover chuck roast instead of the ground beef.
Use frozen egg noodles to save even more time. Sometimes we boil too many and I freeze the leftovers to use in recipes.
Add cream of mushroom soup for a creamier casserole.
Omit the noodles and serve over mashed potatoes instead. Yum!
Tips for making beef and noodles easy:
One of our favorite time saving tips is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop onions. If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them.
They are such a time saver and you make cooking so fast and easy. I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need.
It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes. We save a ton of time during the week by having items like this already on hand chopped and ready to go in the freezer.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
Learn and how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen! Lots of the recipes we cook call for onions and peppers so this is such a great time tip that we use frequently.
You will love having peppers and onions all ready to go! It is quick and easy.
We love ground beef noodle casserole!
Print this crock pot beef noodle casserole recipe below:
Crock Pot Beef Noodle Casserole is an easy one pot meal that your family will love. Each bite is packed with flavor and has everything you need for dinner.
- 1.5 pounds ground beef browned and drained
- 1/2 onion diced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 16 oz tomato sauce
- 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 16 oz egg noodles uncooked
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 cups shredded cheese
Place the ground beef in the crock pot.
Season with minced garlic, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper.
Top with the tomato sauce and the diced tomatoes.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
Break the meat apart and add the beef broth.
30 min before ready to serve stir in the egg noodles.
When ready to eat top with the cheese, cover for 5 minutes to melt and serve.
You don't have to brown the beef. However if you are using a higher fat beef you will want to brown and drain before freezing.
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