Husband’s Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

On holidays and birthdays, it’s our tradition that the honoree chooses their favorite dish. It’s only fitting that David’s choice for Father’s Day was a family favorite – Husband’s Delight Freezer Casserole. On a day that was destined to be very sad and difficult for my beloved husband, I was glad that I could offer him his favorite meal, cooked with love.

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This recipe is so easy to make and there are never leftovers… it’s that delicious! When I make this dish, I double it and freeze the second casserole for those nights when I don’t feel like cooking. It freezes so well!

Husband’s Delight Freezer Casserole

Ingredients:
1 package egg noodles
2 lbs. ground beef
1 26-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
8 oz. sour cream
8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Salt/Pepper to taste

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

Cook the egg noodles according to package directions; then drain well with a colander.

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

Start layering your casserole by placing the cooked and drained noodles into the bottom of a large baking dish. Beat the cream cheese and sour cream together and spread over noodles. It’s not the easiest thing in the world to spread, so I usually put several spoonfuls of the cheese mixture on top of the noodles and then spread them around evenly. It won’t be gorgeous to look at, but it’s going to taste amazing!

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

Brown the meat and drain well. Add a big jar of spaghetti sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Heat to bubbling and then remove from heat.

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

Pour the meat sauce mixture over the cheese mixture in the baking dish. At this point, my mouth is watering and my kids (and husband) are usually hanging over my shoulder wondering when dinner is going to be ready. 

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top of your casserole. You can use as little or as much as you’d like… we like a lot! Pop it into the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

If you make a double recipe and want to freeze the second casserole, just cover it tightly (I use Pyrex with a snap lid). I usually pull it down to the fridge the night before to thaw it out, then cook as usual – 20 minutes at 350 degrees. If you want to put the casserole directly into the oven from the freezer, I’d recommend baking it covered on about 250 degrees to start, then after about 15 minutes or so, turning the heat up to 350 degrees and cooking as directed. Delicious!

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

As always, the family finished off the casserole in record time… I think if I cooked both casseroles, they’d probably eat both casseroles, because Husband’s Delight is that tasty. As it is, David licked the platter clean… 

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

and then fought off the ever-hungry tweens!

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole Recipe

Husband's Delight Freezer Casserole
A delicious and easy casserole that freezes beautifully!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 package egg noodles
  2. 2 lbs. ground beef
  3. 1 26-oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  4. 8 oz. sour cream
  5. 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  6. 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. 1. Cook the noodles according to package directions; then drain well.
  2. 2. Place the cooked noodles in the bottom of a large baking dish.
  3. 3. Beat the cream cheese and sour cream together and spread over noodles.
  4. 4. Brown meat and drain well.
  5. 5. Add spaghetti sauce and heat through.
  6. 6. Pour this mixture over the cheese mixture in the baking dish.
  7. 7. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  8. 8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Notes
  1. Freezes beautifully!
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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet rainbow baby girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • Looks like a delicious and easy dinner recipe! Your last two pictures are hilarious.

    • They’re a bunch of goofs… always cracking me up! 🙂

  • I loved those pictures at the end of David fighting off the kids to get the last drops!! And by the way, how did you do the recipe card? I have seen that done so many times on other blogs, but never asked how it is done.

    • Aren’t those hilarious?! 😉

      The recipe card is a plug-in called… y’know, I think it’s just called “Recipe Card”. It’s totally customizable as far as layout, color, font and such. Let me know if it doesn’t come up in the plug-in search and I’ll find the link where I downloaded it. 🙂

      • That was such a duh moment. Seriously, I should have known it was a plugin and not sure why that didn’t register. Thank you so much and just downloaded it!! 🙂

        • It hadn’t occurred to me either. I googled to see how others created their recipe cards and that’s how I found it. I think it looks so professional, and prints in several different sizes, which is nice!

          • Oh glad it wasn’t just me, because seriously felt like a bit of a spaz on that one. But so cannot wait to try and may need to share a recipe soon!! 🙂

  • Nancy Davis

    Great recipe and seems simple. Glad he is licking the pan! lol

    • Definitely great and very simple! 🙂

  • TaMara

    This looks delicious! I’ll be adding this to our menu here soon.

    Thanks for linking up over at Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

    • Let me know what you think once you try it, TaMara!

  • He takes this seriously when it comes to eating the last bite, how funny! Thanks for stopping by WW at Oh My Heartsie Reviews!!

  • Jess T

    That last photo is classic! Great recipe 🙂

  • Wow, I’m definitely cooking this tonight! Your last picture is seriously hilarious haha!

    • Did you try it, Keith? What did you think?

  • Andie

    Those last two are hilarious.And that recipe looks like just the thing I need in my freezer!

    • My crazy family makes mundane things like cooking and dinner so much more fun!

  • Ryn Shell

    You made a recipe look like a whole lot of family fun. I might try that.

    • If you try it, let me know what you think!

  • Rebecca

    Hi from ICLW. Wow, I’m so going to have to try that with just a few substitutions like yogurt for sour cream and marscarpone for the cream cheese (basically same stuff but what I have on hand.

    • I’m no good at substituting healthy ingredients into a recipe… but I need to get better, so I might just try your suggestions myself. Thanks Rebecca!

  • hehe! Look at them go! Very awesome! Pinning 🙂

    Thank you for linking up with us at Pin It Tuesday!
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  • LOL … I love the picture of him licking his plate! That’s a good meal right there!

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  • Leslie

    Oh my goodness, those pictures of him licking the plate and fighting off the Tweens are priceless!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
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  • noelle @ jumpin beans

    oh wow..
    i am going to have to try that out..
    LOVE the pics 🙂

  • Thanks Leslie! I love those goofs! 🙂

  • Oh yes, it’s delicious!

  • This looks yummy!

    Thanks for linking up to Raising Imperfection this week while I’m a co-hostess!

    Please come back to Mommynificent on Friday to see if you were featured.

    Have a magnificent day!

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  • Thanks Tina!

  • Ria Capezio

    Made this! It’s absolutely delicious!! No wonder you call it “Husband’s delight”, mine loves it!!

  • Ashley

    Is the recipe posted for a double batch?

    • It’s a single batch, but feeds my family of four (plus seconds!) and we always have leftovers, so I’d half the recipe for a smaller family. 🙂

  • April

    This is as yummy as lasagna!!

  • Heather

    So good!!!! 2 thumbs up from hubby and 8 and 3 yr old. My husband and I are already fighting over left overs. Thank you for sharing this recipe, definitely going to be in my rotation.

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  • Koopa

    how many servings would you say this makes?
    Im always having to divide recipes. Its just me and the hubby

    • This recipe feeds my family of four (plus seconds!), and we always have some leftovers, so I’d definitely cut it in half for the two of you, and you’ll have leftovers for the next day!

  • Mik

    Do you use a 16oz package of egg noodles?

  • Barbie Heltemes Seidl

    Do we cook before we freeze?

    • Barbie Heltemes Seidl

      Sorry just found the answer above