Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
41 Mins
Bake Time
40 Mins
Makes 6 servings

While it may sound like a fancy dish, Beef Lombardi is simply a mixture of ground beef and chopped tomatoes that’s spooned over a mixture of creamy noodles, topped with cheese, and baked.  It’s a great make-ahead dish because you can assemble the casserole and freeze it for up to one month.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes, stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain.

Step 2

Stir in chopped tomatoes and next 4 ingredients; cook 5 minutes. Add tomato paste and bay leaf, and simmer 30 minutes.

Step 3

Cook egg noodles according to package directions; drain.

Step 4

Stir together cooked egg noodles, chopped green onions, and sour cream until blended.

Step 5

Place noodle mixture in bottom of a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with beef mixture; sprinkle evenly with cheeses.

Step 6

Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover casserole, and bake 5 more minutes. Garnish, if desired.

Step 7

Note: Freeze casserole up to 1 month, if desired. Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Bake as directed.

Step 8

To lighten: Substitute low-fat or fat-free sour cream and 2% reduced-fat Cheddar cheese. Reduce amount of cheeses on top to 1/2 cup each.

Ratings & Reviews


January 03, 2016
have never made this before!!  what a pleasant surprise!  cut entire recipe in half, so didn't use the rotel type tomatoes.   used plain greek yogurt with the noodles.   might try the chicken recipe next.  

Make 2 while you are at it

T Rook
May 29, 2015
This is my go-to dish when I am cooking for a sick friend or bereaved family.  I always make 2 and keep one because it is not too much extra work and my whole family loves it.  I believe the secret is the tomato paste that gives it the extra zing that regular lasagna and other pasta dishes don't have.  Very easy, feeds a lot of people and can easily be put in a disposable pan to share.

trishaann's Review

October 13, 2013

FoxyRockie's Review

October 04, 2013

DarDarDay's Review

August 16, 2013

thebaby23's Review

January 17, 2013
I make this often. Everyone loves it and requests the recipe.

leesyblue's Review

July 12, 2012
This was pretty good, even my picky teenager ate it and had seconds! I added taco seasoning to the meat after it browned for flavor. I also added swiss cheese because I did not have enough cheddar/mozzarella and it was good.

Daytona1900's Review

December 25, 2011
WOW! This recipe is always I read the suggestions before cooking. I look forward to making this again for my family.

bstalnaker's Review

May 03, 2011
My family loves this recipe. It is versatile and can be made ahead. Leftovers heat well (if you have any left overs). Every time I take this to a pot luck I am asked for the recipe. Guess that speaks for itself.

T Rook's Review

July 05, 2010
This recipe was a hit with my family! I did add several additional spices to give extra flavor but overall this is a very good dish!