Noodle Casserole

There are so many great varieties of this classic oven-baked meal. Our very basic recipe can be enhanced by adding in your choice of protein, vegetables, and cheese.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Get out a large pot, a large pan, a glass measuring cup, and a colander.
  3. Spray an 11×7-inch baking dish or a casserole dish with canola spray.

STEP TWO – Cook the Pasta

Ingredients:

¾ of a 1-pound bag of egg noodles

Instructions:

  1. Fill the large pot ¾ full of water, add salt, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the egg noodles and cook for one less minute than directed.
  3. Drain the noodles, rinse briefly under cold water, and spoon them into the baking dish.

STEP THREE – Cook the Vegetables

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
¼ cup of minced onion
2 crushed garlic cloves
½ cup of frozen peas
1 diced carrot
½ cup of fresh or frozen corn

Instructions:

  1. Heat the pan over medium heat. When it’s hot, add 1 tablespoon of butter.
  2. When the butter has melted, add in the onions, carrots, and peas (and any other vegetables you like) and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Remove the vegetables from the heat and add them to the pasta in the baking dish.

STEP FOUR – Make the Sauce

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
¾ cup of milk
1 ½ cups of vegetable broth
Salt and pepper
Worchester sauce
Squeeze of lemon juice
½ cup of parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. In the glass measuring cup, heat the milk and broth in the microwave for 1 minute.
  2. Melt the butter in the pan.
  3. Add the flour and whisk around until they’re combined.
  4. Slowly add in the warm milk and broth, whisking well so the mixture becomes smooth and thick. This should take about 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add in the salt, pepper, Worchester sauce, and lemon juice.
  6. Add in the parmesan cheese and let it melt for a couple of minutes.

STEP FIVE – Assemble and Bake

  1. Add the sauce to the pasta and vegetables in the baking pan and mix to combine.
  2. At this point, you can add in protein such as cooked tofu, tuna fish, or meat.
  3. Sprinkle a little more parmesan and some panko breadcrumbs on top.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes.

Recommended serving size: ⅙ of the recipe

Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 veg, 1 fat (½ cup of tofu adds 1 protein)

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21 thoughts on “Noodle Casserole

    1. Believe it or not our recipe uses a lot less butter than most American noodle casserole recipes. But the next time we make it we’ll try it the Italian way using EVO. We don’t like very buttery dishes anyway so maybe we’ll enjoy it even more. Thanks!

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