If you are running short on time, this Poor Man Husband Casserole is what you need. Ingredients you probably have readily inside your cabinet and fridge. Sure, it doesn’t look great or have a beautiful presentation, but the flavors are addictive.

Did we mention, that it’s super CHEAP! With the economy how it is right now, we all need some help with feeding the family and this Poor Man Husband Casserole is what you need to feed those hungry little ones.

Perfect for meal prep if you do live alone or for a large family. The hearty ingredients will fill you up and keep you full for a while. This isn’t a meal we recommend eating right before you have to go do something because you will be sleepy.


  • 1 ½ lbs. Ground beef
  • 2 Cans tomato sauce 15oz. Each
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese
  • 8 oz. Sour cream
  • 8 oz. Egg noodles
  • 1 ½ C. Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp. Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, saute the ground beef until it is completely browned. Drain any extra grease.
  • Add the Italian seasoning and minced garlic to the skillet, and saute for 30 seconds longer.
  • Pour the tomato sauce and sugar into the skillet with the meat, add salt and pepper to taste, and saute for 3-5 minutes longer.
  • Mix together the sour cream and the cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Cook the egg noodles until done to your liking and drain completely.
  • Place ½ of the egg noodles in an even layer in the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  • Top the noodles with half of the cream cheese mixture and then half of the meat mixture.
  • Repeat with another layer of noodles, cream cheese mixture and then ground beef on top.
  • Sprinkle the cheese on the top of the casserole and bake for 20-25 minutes

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