Grandmother’s Noodle Dish

Grandmother's Noodle Dish

One of the things I have been trying to do with the blog is record some traditional family recipes.  Noodle Dish was one of the recipes my grandmother was know for.  Yes, it is a ground beef casserole, but it is not quite like any other I have ever had, and it is really good.

This recipe is just as my grandmother gave it to me.  I know a lot of people are trying to avoid canned foods, but that really wasn’t the case when she was making this, and I am giving her recipe exactly.  One of these days, I may get around to converting these older recipes to using fresh ingredients, but regardless, I feel like those of us that are bloggers should chronicle our traditions.  I don’t know how many times I have talked to people (a lot of times, my husband) who are trying to recreate a mother’s or grandmother’s recipe.  As a blogger, I can easily record these for future generations.  And, this really is too good not to share.

Grandmother's Noodle Dish
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Recipe type: casserole
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 12 oz. package wide egg noodles
  • 1½ lbs. ground sirloin
  • 1 4.5 oz. jar sliced mushrooms
  • 1 5.75 oz. bottle sliced pimento stuffed green olives
  • 1 14.5 oz. can tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ lb. cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook noodles just until boiling. You don't want to cook them until they are done because they will cook more when the casserole bakes.
  3. Let cold water run over the noodles and drain.
  4. In a large skillet, brown ground sirloin and onion.
  5. Add tomatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add remaining ingredients except noodles.
  7. When the cheese is melted, stir in the noodles.
  8. Pour into a large casserole dish.
  9. Bake for 1 hour.

This recipe was shared on Foodie Friends Friday.

Grandmother's Noodle Dish



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  1. Anita May says

    I made this during the snow storm. You know my family loves it. We’ve been having this as long as I can remember. Thanks for keeping Mother’s recipes alive.

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  2. says

    Oh, Michelle this sounds so delicious. I have to agree with you about keeping the recipes and sharing them. Unfortunately my mother and grandmother didn’t write down their recipes, they just used the ingredients they had and made wonderful dishes. I think this is a definite ‘keeper’ recipe. I look forward to your sharing more of your family recipes.

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  3. theninjabaker says

    What an intriguing story you have Michelle…Savvy in math and in cookery!

    Thank you for sharing your grandmother’s noodle dish – it’s a keeper =)

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