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Beef Lombardi

Beef Lombardi

Beef Lombardi Casserole are filled with a wonderful meaty layer, creamy, cheesy pasta layer with some cheese on top! Definitely different!  Always delicious!  
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword casserole, easy dinner, easy recipe, ground beef, pasta


  • 13 x 9 inch cake pan


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ pound mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup tomato paste or 4 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup peppers, chopped
  • 8 cups wide egg noodles
  • cooking water
  • 1 ¼ cups sour cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 5 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 ½ cups cheese, shredded
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a 13 x 9 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.

Ground Meat Sauce

  • In a large skillet heat oil until it shimmers or a drop of water flicked in it dances. Add mushrooms and cook until mushrooms are tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Add beef and onions and cook until beef is no longer pink.
  • Add mushrooms back to skillet.
  • Add tomato paste and garlic. Stir until combined.
  • Add tomatoes and cook uncovered, until reduced, about 20 minutes.
  • Add peppers. Remove from heat and set aside


  • In the meantime bring salted water to boil in the large pot.
  • Add noodles and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes.
  • Reserve 2 cups of the cooking water and allow noodles to drain in a colander in the sink.
  • Using a large bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, cornstarch, and only ½ cup of the cooking water you set aside. Whisk until blended together. Throw in green onions, cooked noodles, remaining 1 ½ cups cooking water, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir until incorporated.

Putting it Together

  • Next, you need to grab your prepared pan. Spread your noodle mixture, as evenly as possible, across the bottom of your prepared pan.
  • Spread beef mixture evenly over top of the noodles.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake until casserole is bubbling around the edges and cheese is starting to brown, between 25 and 30 minutes.
  • Broil for a moment or two to brown cheese further if desired.
  • Let stand for 15 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


I believe this recipe has been adapted from America's Test Kitchen or Cooks Country.