Hobo Hubby Casserole


You  don't have to be a hobo to enjoy this delicious casserole! This Hobo Hubby Casserole is made from whatever is left in the refrigerator. Italian flavors give this easy casserole recipe its too-good-to-be-true taste. Don't worry, budget casserole recipes like this one can be made into healthy dinner recipes, too! You definitely don't need to spend a lot of time and money making a healthy dinner for your family.
This casserole is a great easy and healthy dinner recipe, and it's budget-friendly, too. So if you're pressed for time and need to get food on the table, you should reach for this easy peasy casserole recipe. Healthy dinner recipes don't get any easier — or more filling. Just serve this casserole with a fresh salad or steamed vegetables on the side, and dinner is ready to go.


This casserole is easier to make than lasagna! It's a layered casserole of noodles, creamy mixture, tomato, and meat, all topped with cheese.  Using low-fat ingredients allows this to be as delicious as, yet more healthy than, a standard lasagna.  

This casserole is made with Italian flavors. To give it a Tex-Mex spin instead, add ½ teaspoon ground cumin when browning the turkey, use 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro instead of basil, and add 2 tablespoons salsa when adding the tomato sauce.


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Cooking Time25 min

Cooking MethodCasserole, Oven


  • 12 ounces medium egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream, divided
  • 3/4 cup low-fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup shredded 2% fat cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cook noodles in a large pot of salted water until just tender, about 7 minutes, or as package directs.  Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown turkey for 5 minutes. Drain. Add the onion and garlic to the pan with the turkey. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for 2 more minutes until lightly browned. 
  4. Add tomato sauce and basil to the pan, and stir over medium-high heat for another 2 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, stir ¾ cup of the sour cream with the cream cheese until very smooth and well mixed. 
  6. To assemble the casserole, layer half of the noodles, half of the cream mixture, and half the meat mixture. Repeat. Top with the cheddar cheese and bake for about 25 minutes. 
  7. Serve garnished with the remaining sour cream and fresh basil leaves.


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3/4c of cream cheese? Really? Not too many recipes with cream cheese that don't use the whole block.

This sounds almost too good to be true! And it's healthy, too! I can't wait to try it out

I love the addition of the fresh basil to this recipe and I have tons of it growing in my garden this year. I have leftover turkey in my freezer from Thanksgiving which would work well, but I would also like to try this recipe with chicken.

Made this tonight and it came out great. I was doing a double batch (one to eat, one to freeze) and made some adjustments. To lighten the carbs I did NOT double the noodles. I used plain greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. Also, I used a quart of tomato and basil spaghetti sauce instead of plain tomato sauce and basil. I did these last substitutions for ingredients that I had on hand. I'll add in some extra veggies next time... kale, spinach, broccoli, hmmmm decisions, decisions! By the way, my 4 year old twins LOVED IT! )

We're so glad you enjoyed this recipe. Your substitutions sound great!

I was hesitant about the sour cream and cream cheese combination, but it really worked out well! I would add a bit more sauce, though, next time.

This casserole was creamy and delicious.

I have no complaints about noodles and ground turkey. However, I feel like there was too much dairy in this casserole, and not enough sauce. I would switch up the amounts of these ingredients the next time around.

I was a bit scared of the combination of ingredients, but this casserole was actually pretty good!

That's a great idea, Pixie1018! I wish they would provide pictures too; I always like to see what the finished product should look like-it really helps me. I hope they'll consider doing this to make their website much better!

I have a request that I have had for a pretty long time and just haven't voiced it till now, WHY are there so few photos with your recipes ?? There is a space for the photo beside each recipe.. but no picture. PLEASE, allow us to see what the finished dish should look like. This would also help a LOT of people to want to make more of these dishes. Eye appeal is very important to any prepared meal.

Hi jefkrisalys 9525279 - Thank you for your note. We are currently working on adding a nutrition feature to our recipes. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the website. -Editors of FaveHealthyRecipes

i love these recipes but really need calories, carbs, protein, and protein numbers to keep tract on my diet. It really would help a great deal and I kno others would like this also Thank you and look forward to this added feature soon


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