Dried Beef and Noodle Casserole

Beef and Mushrooms With Noodles

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
470 Calories
19g Fat
40g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 470
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 2297mg 100%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 354mg 27%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 491mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Dried beef is combined with mushrooms in an easy cheesy sauce. Pimientos provide color to the dish, but you may leave them out if you prefer. Add some shallots or green onions to the skillet along with the mushrooms, if you like.

Feel free to use 12 to 16 ounces of thinly sliced strips of tender beef or leftover sliced pot roast or shredded beef instead of dried beef.


  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups milk

  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

  • 1 (2-ounce) jar pimientos, chopped

  • 9 ounces dried beef

  • 8 ounces noodles, cooked and drained

  • Salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, fine dry

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 

  3. Melt the butter in a skillet or sauté pan over medium heat.

  4. Cook mushrooms in the butter for about 5 minutes, or until tender.

  5. Blend the flour into the mushrooms and butter and continue cooking for 2 minutes. Gradually add milk and cook, stirring constantly, until thickened.

  6. Add cheese; stir until cheese is melted, then add pimientos, dried beef and the cooked and drained noodles. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  7. Transfer the noodle mixture to a lightly buttered baking pan or casserole; sprinkle with fine breadcrumbs.

  8. Bake in ​the preheated oven for 30 minutes. 

  9. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Variations

  • Use about 12 to 16 ounces of shredded or sliced leftover beef roast or pot roast or use browned ground beef.
  • Replace the pimientos with roasted sweet red bell peppers.