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Beef Stew and Noodles – Guest Post

The kitchen is not my favorite place to spend time, but occasionally it’s necessary to spend some time in it preparing meals for my family. When this is the case, my goal is {usually} to be in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible without spending a ton of money on convenience foods.

This beef stew and noodles recipe is a favorite of my family, and I love that it’s a quick meal to prepare and won’t break the bank {total cost at Aldi: less than $5}!

Beef Stew and Noodles

Yield – 4-6 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 10 minutes


  • 2 cans of beef stew
  • 1 bag of egg noodles
  • Dash of salt


  • Gather ingredients from the pantry {my 3.5 year old loves helping with this step}.
  • Set a large pot of water on the stove to boil.
  • When the water is rapidly boiling, add a dash of salt and the bag of egg noodles – adjust the temperature to maintain a low boil.
  • Boil according to package instructions {about 7-8 minutes}.
  • Open the cans of beef stew and dump them into a large microwavable bowl {my 5.5 year old loves helping with this step}.
  • Cover the stew bowl and microwave according to package instructions {about 5 minutes}.
  • When the noodles are cooked, drain them and return them to the pot {remove the pot from the heat source}
  • Dump the beef stew {cooked} onto the noodles.
  • Stir the beef stew and noodles together and serve.

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