Big Mac Noodle Bake

Today I am bringing you a recipe that left me in awe…A Big Mac casserole, that I like to call Big Mac Noodle Bake. I had ground beef and I was craving a Big Mac, so low and behold the Big Mac Bake was born. 

It is hearty, packed with flavor and it is EASY to make. I am including a recipe to make your own Mac sauce, but I have to tell you I used Ken’s Steakhouse Thousand Island Dressing and it did not disappoint. I will be using it from now on. 

The toppings are so much fun and elevates it from being a boring casserole…plus it is FUN. Another idea I had was grilling the onions instead of sautéing with the ground beef…but let’s face it that would make it an In-N-Out bake. 


Big Mac Noodle Bake

A delicious casserole inspired by the OG McDonalds Big Mac. It is hearty, packed with flavor and a great way to use ground beef.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 8x8 Casserole Dish


  • 10 oz cellentani noodles you can guesstimate with the pasta. I used a little over half. Also any pasta shape will work, but make it fun.
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 1/2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded



  • 1/2 tbs mayonaise
  • 2 tbs sweet pickle relish
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/4 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Whisk it all together and enjoy!


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Boil noodles and drain. Layer the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish with the noodles.
  • Add olive oil to pan then add the beef and season with onion and garlic powder. Brown the beef. When it is half way done, add 3/4 of the chopped onion. Cook until the beef is done and the onion is translucent.
  • Stir in the mustard.
  • Add beef mixture on top of the noodles.
  • Top with cheddar cheese.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes
  • Top with all the topping and the dressing (or Mac Sauce)
  • Enjoy!
Keyword big mac, casserole, ground beef, noodles, pasta
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