Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole

This easy, make-ahead casserole is everything you love about Beef Stroganoff with the convenience of using ground beef and a handful of simple ingredients. (And no canned soup!)

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Casserole dish with a big spoon filled with cheesy ground beef stroganoff.

Make-ahead casserole recipes tug at my heart strings, and the sauce in this one is so rich and creamy.

Plus, you don’t even have to bust out a creamy can of soup. It’s 100% homemade, baby.

You might even have anything that you need on hand already. Here’s the ingredient breakdown, followed by some substitution options: 

overhead shot of ingredients needed for ground beef stroganoff casserole

Sour Cream Substitutes

Plain or Greek Yogurt makes a perfect substitute for sour cream in casseroles such as this.

Mayonnaise may also be substituted.

Best Pasta for Casseroles

-If you don’t have egg noodles on hand, or would prefer to use an alternative pasta, here are the best kinds of pastas for Beef Stroganoff Casserole:

-Spirali and fusilli

-Conchiglie and Orecchiette

The above suggestions have spirals and/or crannies that are ideal for holding this kind of sauce.  Here is a visual of each type.

Before and after of ground beef being cooked in dutch oven.

Dutch oven side by side image, one with onions and garlic, the other with stroganoff sauce.

side by side image of two dutch ovens, one with egg noodles and the other with ground beef stroganoff.

side by side image of casserole dishes filled with ground beef stroganoff, one without cheese and one with cheese.

Making Beef Stroganoff Casserole Ahead of Time

-This casserole can be prepared up to two days ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to bake.

Stove Top/Non-Casserole Method

-If you prefer to save yourself some time and omit the casserole piece of this recipe, cook the noodles for the full length of time as opposed to shaving off a minute.

Add the noodles to the thickened sauce as indicated in the recipe, stir to combine, and serve without additional baking!

Sprinkle cheese on top and close the lid. Let it simmer until the cheese is warm and melted.

overhead shot of dutch oven filled with creamy ground beef stroganoff

Additional Ingredient Options

-Mushrooms and peas make a great addition to this casserole. Mushrooms can be added at the same time as the diced onions, while the peas can be added to the sauce when the sour cream is stirred in.

A casserole dish filled with egg noodles for ground beef stroganoff casserole topped with melted cheese.

Storing Leftovers

Fridge: This casserole should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and used within 3 days. 

Freezer: Beef Stroganoff can be frozen and should be used within three months. 

To reheat frozen casserole, let it defrost in the fridge overnight. Bake it covered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or so, until heated through and warm.

A white plate filled with egg noodles in a stroganoff sauce with ground beef, and a spoon pouring more on top of the plate.

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3.8 from 40 votes
Servings: 4
Ground Beef Stroganoff Casserole
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Stroganoff, Beef Stroganoff Casserole, Ground Beef Stroganoff

This easy, make-ahead casserole is everything you love about Beef Stroganoff with the convenience of using ground beef and a handful of simple ingredients. No canned soup here, the flavor is all homemade! 

Ingredients
  • 8 oz. egg noodles uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground beef I use 85% lean
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 ½ cups beef broth
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 + 3/4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Parsley to garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook the egg noodles for one minute less than instructed on the package. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a Dutch Oven or large pot. Add the ground beef and cook and crumble until it’s browned and cooked through. Season with desired amounts of salt and pepper. 
  3. Remove the cooked beef from the pot and set aside, leave the grease in the pan.
  4. Add the onion to the pan and sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes, until soft and translucent.
  5. Add the minced garlic and cook for additional minute, until fragrant.
  6. Add the butter to the pan and swirl around until it’s melted.
  7. Use a fork to stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  8. Stir in half of the beef broth until incorporated, then add the second half.
  9. Use a spatula to scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan, this will give the sauce plenty of flavor.
  10. Mix in the sour cream, mustard, and half of the cheese until well-combined. (Sour cream will keep melting and will eventually incorporate into the mix.) Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes, until thickened.

  11. Add the ground beef back to the sauce. Use a silicone spatula to carefully mix in the egg noodles.

  12. Pour into a 9x13 greased casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.

  13. If serving immediately, bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is hot and melted.

  14. If serving at a later date, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to two days.

  15. Bake refrigerated casserole at 375 degrees for 25 minutes covered, and an additional 5-10 minutes uncovered.

  16.  Top with chopped parsley and serve!

Recipe Notes

Ingredient Additions:

If desired, mushrooms may also be incorporated and can be added with the onions.

Peas can also be added when the sour cream is stirred in. 

Storing Leftovers:

Fridge: This casserole should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge and used within 3 days. 

Freezer: Beef Stroganoff can be frozen and should be used within three months. 

To reheat frozen casserole, let it defrost in the fridge overnight. Bake it covered at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or so, until heated through and warm.

Nutrition Information
Calories: 632, Fat: 45g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Cholesterol: 156mg, Sodium: 940mg, Potassium: 530mg, Carbohydrates: 22g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 31g, Vitamin A: 635%, Vitamin C: 2.9%, Calcium: 234%, Iron: 3.3%