MEATBALL STROGANOFF BAKE — All the flavors of classic beef stroganoff come together in this delicious pasta filled casserole, made easy with the addition of precooked frozen meatballs. A simple, tasty dinner the whole family will love!
Everyone in my family (especially my husband) loves beef stroganoff, so it only seemed natural to combine some of our favorite ingredients from that classic recipe in this Meatball Stroganoff Bake.
To say this was a big hit would be a big understatement! Everyone gobbled this casserole up and went back for seconds. Some even went back for thirds.
Of course, you could make this dish with chunks of beef, or even ground beef (you’d need to cook both ahead of time), but I love the simplicity of just tossing in some precooked frozen meatballs.
I always keep a bag of frozen meatballs handy for last minute easy dinners. My go-to is simply spaghetti and meatballs, made with jarred marinara sauce.
But frozen meatballs are handy for all kinds of quick and easy recipes like this one.
So this dish was a win-win for me, since everyone loved it, and it was so easy for me to put together. This would also make a great freezer meal, for your own family or a neighbor who could use a hand.
We liked it with the more traditional egg noodles, but honestly, almost any kind of hearty pasta would work well in this dish, so use whatever you have on hand.
Now, this isn’t exactly healthy food, but if you’re craving something hearty, comforting and easy to make, this Meatball Stroganoff Bake definitely fits the bill. I know will be enjoying it often at my house.
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Tips for Cooking Pasta
Use a big pot: Cook pasta in a large pot–big enough to hold 6 quarts of water per pound of pasta.
Salt: Generously season your cooking water with salt. A few teaspoons per quart of water is a good place to start. Although a little more or less is fine, depending on your preference.
Don’t overcook: Boil your pasta to until it is al dente, which means it’s cooked, but still a bit chewy. You’ll want to test your pasta for flavor and texture every 20 seconds or so during the last few minutes of cooking.
If you’ll continue cooking the pasta in a sauce, or baking it in the oven, remove the pot from the heat a few minutes before it’s done to prevent overcooking.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Meatball Stroganoff Bake
- Egg noodles or other pasta
- Produce: mushrooms, fresh parsley, onions
- Beef broth
- Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper
- Cream cheese
- Heavy cream
- Frozen, precooked meatballs
- 12 ounces uncooked egg noodles
- 1/4 cup butter
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup flour
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 package (22 oz.) frozen precooked meatballs, thawed
- Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
- Heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Cook noodles according to package directions, using minimum cooking time. Drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms and onion and cook until just tender, 3-5 minutes. Stir flour into mushroom and onion mixture. Gradually stir in beef broth and bring to a simmer until mixture begins to thicken. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and salt and pepper, to taste.
- Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. Add cream cheese, stirring constantly with whisk until cream cheese is mostly incorporated (small pieces of cream cheese may remain but will incorporate in baking). Remove from heat and stir in whipping cream.
- Stir in cooked noodles and meatballs, carefully mixing to coat. Cover and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and casserole is heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir before serving, and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 739mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g
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