When it comes to comfort food, there’s nothing that fits the bill quite like a classic retro ground beef and noodle casserole and that’s just what Husband’s Delight Casserole is. It’s simple fare that’s big on comfort but won’t hurt your budget – egg noodles paired with ground beef and tomato sauce, a creamy filling, and a topping of melty cheddar. It’s the type of easy bake that moms everywhere have turned to for decades when they need a simple dinner that delights the whole family (not just the husband) and I can promise you it’s as delicious today as it was a few years back.
This casserole is rather similar to Martha’s Company Casserole, which I grew up on and will love forever. Husband’s Delight differs a bit in that it incorporates onion, skips the cottage cheese, and has a different method of layering, but it has the same cheesy-creamy-beefy-noodle thing going on that’s just so easy to love.
1 lb ground beef
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 (24 oz) jar marinara sauce
12 oz egg noodles
2 cups sour cream
3 oz cream cheese
1/2 white onion, chopped
2 cups Cheddar cheese, grated
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta to al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Season with garlic salt. Drain fat, if needed. Stir in marinara sauce and let simmer 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese, and onion and mix well.
In a 9×13-inch baking dish, arrange half of the noodles, followed by the meat mixture, followed by the sour cream mixture, and finally by the remaining noodles.
Top with cheese and bake 25 minutes. Enjoy!