Noodle Casserole

This comforting oven-baked meal is the perfect dish to bring to food-centric celebrations like Thanksgiving or simply to enjoy at home with the family. Our basic recipe can be adapted and augmented with the addition of protein, vegetables, and cheese.

STEP ONE – Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spray an 13×9-inch baking dish or a round casserole dish with canola spray.
  3. Get out a large pot and a colander.
  4. Get out a large frying pan and a large glass measuring cup.

STEP TWO – Cook the Noodles


¾ pound egg noodles


  1. Fill the large pot with water, add a shake of salt, and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the noodles and cook for 1 less minute than directed.
  3. Drain in the colander, rinse briefly under cold water, and spoon into the baking dish.

STEP THREE – Make the Filling


1 tablespoon canola oil
2 medium peeled and diced carrots
½ small peeled and minced onion
½ cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
2 peeled and minced garlic cloves
½ cup corn (fresh or frozen)


  1. In the large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the carrot, onion, and peas and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Transfer the vegetables to the baking dish with the noodles and set aside.

STEP FOUR – Make the Sauce


¾ cup milk
1 ½ cups vegetable broth
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
½ teaspoon brown sugar
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
½ cup parmesan cheese


  1. In the large glass measuring cup, microwave the milk and broth for 2 minutes.
  2. In the large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat.
  3. Add the flour and whisk to combine.
  4. Slowly add the heated milk and broth and whisk well for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the lemon juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, salt, and pepper.
  6. Stir in the parmesan cheese and let melt for 2 minutes.

STEP FIVE – Assemble and Bake


½ cup panko breadcrumbs


  1. Combine the sauce with the pasta and vegetables in the baking dish.
  2. Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Serve hot.

Recommended Serving Size: ⅙ of recipe

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 veg, 1 fat

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23 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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