Poor Man Husband Casserole

This easy and cheap casserole recipe is super tasty and will keep your wallet happy. When you’re looking for budget friendly meals, it doesn’t get better than this.

Looking for a hearty casserole that won’t break the bank? Look no further than Poor Man Husband Casserole. This budget-friendly dish gets its name from the fact that it only requires a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. The casserole can be easily customized to suit your taste, and it’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters.


  • 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 o taste

How To Make Poor Man Husband Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove, saute the ground beef until it is completely browned. Drain any extra grease.
  3. Add the Italian seasoning and minced garlic to the skillet, and saute for 30 seconds longer.
  4. 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.
  5. Mix together the sour cream and the cream cheese in a bowl.
  6. Cook the egg noodles until done to your liking and drain completely.
  7. Place ½ of the egg noodles in an even layer in the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish.
  8. Top the noodles with half of the cream cheese mixture and then half of the meat mixture.
  9. Repeat with another layer of noodles, cream cheese mixture and then ground beef on top.
  10. Sprinkle the cheese on the top of the casserole and bake for 20-25 minutes.

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