Quick and Easy One Pot Noodle Dinner Recipe

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This dish is my favorite no fuss, one pot, beef/noodles meal. It takes only 25 minutes to cook and it is comforting and tasty.

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Servings: 6


Cost per serving $3.22 view details
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsps each of fresh (if you have it) or dried basil and oregano
  • 2 tbsps all purpose flour
  • 5 cups milk
  • 3 tbsps Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups broad noodles, uncooked
  • 1 pkg (4 cups) frozen mixed vegetables or any cooked leftover vegetables you have in the fridge
  • 1 cup old cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried parsley


  1. In a large saucepan, over high heat, cook the beef and the onions for 5 minutes. Drain off the fat and add the garlic, basil and oregano.
  2. Reduce heat to medium high, sprinkle the beef mixture with the flour. Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Gradually add the milk, water and dijon mustard. Cook and stir until the sauce comes to a boil.
  4. Add the broad noodles, stir and continue cooking for 2 minutes or so. Reduce heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the vegetables, cover and simmer for another 5 minutes or so, stir often at this point until the noodles are fully cooked.
  6. Stir in the cheese, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the parsley on top of each plate at serving time.
  7. Note: For a spicier dish, add 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 622g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 829  
Calories from Fat 175 21%
Total Fat 19.49g 24%
Saturated Fat 8.59g 34%
Trans Fat 0.71g  
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 1006mg 42%
Potassium 939mg 27%
Total Carbs 131.83g 35%
Dietary Fiber 8.7g 29%
Sugars 11.69g 8%
Protein 30.37g 49%


  • Katie J.
    February 1, 2011
    I thought the recipe was a little bland and needed a few more spices.
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