May 7, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens Beef and Noodle Toss

Weekdays in my house can turn into chaos around dinner time. My two-year-old starts his melt-down from lack of napping and my four-year-old tries to snack his way through the evening. Trying to get a decent dinner on the table can be difficult, so I'm always looking for quick, good-tasting new recipes. The April issue of Better Homes and Gardens had a recipe for beef and noodle toss, which caught my attention.

This recipe promises supper, super fast, with 25 minutes from start to finish. All the ingredients are basic, many of them people would already have on hand in their pantry. The prep work is minimal, I bought pre-sliced mushrooms, so the only thing I had to cut was the beef sirloin. I did have a hard time breaking the lasagna noodles in half, most of them broke into three or four pieces. From start to finish this recipe actually took less than the 25 minutes suggested and was super easy.

The older boy really enjoyed this recipe; he even ate the leftovers out of the fridge the next day. My younger guy picked out all the tomatoes and mushrooms, which is normal for him. I thought this recipe was a quick, delicious way to get dinner on the table during the weekday, when time can be at a minimum. The one suggestion I have is to make sure that you salt the pasta water sufficiently. I undersalted my water and the dish was not salty enough, even after salt was added (undersalted pasta is almost impossible to compensate for in a dish). Overall, this is a dish I would definitely make again, especially if I was strapped for time.

For the recipe go to Beef and Noodle Toss.


  1. Ooooo!! I saw this recipe in the magazine and was going to make it!! I thought it looked yummy! Thanks for stopping by the Sit & Relax weekend hop! Have a great Mother's day weekend!

  2. Thanks for stopping by. I can't cook but you made this look easy!

  3. This looks really tasty!!

    I'm stopping by to "stalk" you from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks for joining us this week! I hope you'll participate again next week and I hope you discover some great new blogs!
    Mariah, Formula Mom

  4. Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at Fancy Friday!

  5. Hi,

    I'm a new follower. Can't wait to read more of your blog.



  6. This looks great! We have the same trouble around dinner time and I always struggle trying to control the chaos and cook a decent meal. I'll have to give this one a try.

    Thanks for stopping by, I'm following back.


  7. I'm finally catching up on Mel's Fancy Friday Blog Hop and have followed you via GFC.
    Happy Mother's Day! :-)

  8. actually looks really good...looks kind of like a soup?? i probably make some version of this now, just not with lasagne noodles. i could go for this!

    found and following thru sit & relax weekend hop.

  9. I'm returning the visit and follow from a recent blog hop.

    This looks like the kind of dinner my hungry boys would love to eat. Thanks for sharing!

    Laura O in AK

  10. @oomph the pic the magazine had, had very little sauce, but mine was more soup-like following the directions. I think the soup way tasted great, so I would do it that way again.
    Following everyone back from all the hops, thanks for stopping by!


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