Dinner in A Dish (A Golden Oldie)

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"This is an old fashioned comfort food enjoyed by both adults and children. A family favourite at our house especially on weekends. A real crowd pleaser at Potlucks, one of the first to empty and makes for recipe requests. Found this golden oldie at our Curling Bonspiel windup years back, it has gone to many a potluck since. Great served with a green salad and crusty buns. Posted is the original recipe, for variety or if you prefer it a little spicier you may add seasonings of your choice."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (407.1 g)
  • Calories 779.2
  • Total Fat - 39.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 137.1 mg
  • Sodium - 793 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 9.1 g
  • Sugars - 6.8 g
  • Protein - 44.4 g
  • Calcium - 300.3 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 40.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Prepare the crumb topping, in a skillet over medium heat melt the butter or margarine lightly brown the crumbs, set aside

Step 2

Prepare noodles, cook noodles according to package, drain coat with melted butter

Step 3

Prepare the ground beef, in a large skillet cook the beef, onions, and green pepper over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink then drain off excess oil

Step 4

Add tomatoes and tomato soup, blend in flour, add seasonings simmer five minutes(for variety or if wanting a spicier version you may add extra seasonings of your choice)

Step 5

Spray your favourite 2 quart casserole or a baking dish with cooking spray, start your layers with noodles alternating with the hamburger ending with noodles, add the shredded cheese and top with the bread crumbs

Step 6

Bake uncovered in a 325 degree oven for 25 or 30 minutes (Time varies from oven to oven).

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


dienia b

Love this one

review by:
(15 Dec 2018)


This was a very tasty dinner for us, I used macaroni pasta and added in a good pinch of garlic powder to the ground beef I only had 1 pound of ground beef so I used half beef and half ground turkey, I used semi-drained diced tomatoes, great recipe and one I will be making again, thanks Gerry

review by:
(11 Mar 2016)


I made this for the hubby...so I cut the recipe in half...thinking there would be some leftovers...well half of the recipe made at least 5 servings...and that's with hubby going back for seconds...he loved it...I used the tomato soup option...and made homemade bread cubes...they added a really nice crunch...btw...the ingredients for half the recipe barely fit into a 1.5 quart casserole dish...made for "Bill Board" tag game...

review by:
(18 Jan 2016)


Gerry this casserole was right up our alley and enjoyed a lot. I used ground round, petite diced tomatoes, 2 small cans of garlic flavored tomato sauce, Panko for the breadcrumbs and penne pasta. Bought a crusty loaf of bread and we were eating good! Made during the middle of the week and then rewarmed with more cheese on the weekend. Might try blending cottage cheese together well and adding a layer or that and see how it would turn out. Thank for posting a keeper! Made and reviewed for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(13 Nov 2013)


I've had this saved to make forever and just got around to making it, our family loved it and it's easy to make, comfort food with a Capital C! will make again, thank you Gerry!

review by:
(19 Apr 2013)


Comfort food at its best! I cut the recipe down to make 4 servings. The 2 tbsp. oil was omitted since I find ground beef doesn't stick when I brown it and I omitted the sugar since I used the tomato soup option. I'll be making this again. It's exactly the type of meal DH loves best.

(8 Sep 2012)