Creamy French Onion Beef and Noodles is a creamy, easy, and delicious one pot dinner!  Your family will love this savory combo of tender beef and egg noodles!

french onion beef and noodles in spoon

Beef and Noodles:

This post first appeared over at Eazy Peazy Mealz French Onion Beef and Noodles, where I’m a contributor.  We first published this post in January of 2018 and it INSTANTLY became a reader fave! Now we are giving it a photo makeover as well as updating directions based on reader feedback!

I like to think of this recipe as kind of an upgraded beef stroganoff. Just adding a few extra ingredients like French onion soup, parmesan cheese, and crispy fried onions really take the flavor to another super hearty level.  I’ll also say that this meal at first happened by complete accident! I had some beef stew meat to use up and basically just paired it with whatever else I happened to have on hand at the time as well. Now, this impromptu “man I really need to get to the grocery store” dinner, has become a part of our regular meal rotation. We all went back for seconds, it’s that good!

How To Make French Onion Beef and Noodles:

  • Start by searing your stew meat in olive oil until browned on all sides.  You can see in the photo that we still have some red/pink showing through, and that is just fine!
  • Stew meat is super budget friendly, but it can also be tough.  This is why we are going to simmer the beef in the broth and french onion soup for about 10 minutes before adding the noodles.
  • Add the egg noodles to the pan and simmer, stirring the noodles around occasionally.  It will seem like a lot of noodles at first, and that is ok.  You’ll notice that they start to cook into the sauce.  Continue to stir and push the noodles down in the broth so they cook evenly.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add in your sour cream and cheese stirring well until incorporated.  Then, top with the french fried onions as desired.

how to make french onion beef and noodles

If you’re looking for more tasty and easy dinners using beef, try these:

french onion beef and noodles in pan




4.87 from 119 votes

Creamy French Onion Beef and Noodles

Creamy French Onion Beef and Noodles is a mouthwatering, cozy, dinner that is easy enough to make any day of the week!  One pot is all you need for this rich and satisfying beef and noodles!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound Beef Stew Meat
  • 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • 1 10.5 Ounce Can French Onion Soup
  • 3 Cups Beef Broth
  • 12 Ounces Egg Noodles
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Cup French Fried Onions


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat.
  • Add the beef and season with the onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes until beef is seared on all sides.
  • Add French onion soup an beef broth to the pot and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer the beef on low for 10 minutes, then add the egg noodles and simmer for 10 more minutes, stirring occasionally until the noodles are tender.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.  Stir in the sour cream and parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with french onions as desired.



NOTE:  Make sure to stir the noodles around and push under the broth as they cook so that they all cook evenly.


Calories: 476kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 1448mg, Potassium: 563mg, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 143mg, Iron: 3.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    This is so good!!! I think it could actually be called Stroganoff, but, we loved it either way. There is enough for 2 nights for only two of us. I was a little worried there may not be enough broth for a 12 oz. bag of noodles, but it worked out okay. They got cooked. I will fix this when we have company, I’ll just use maybe 2 lbs. of meat, and 4 cups of beef broth. I think. Anyway, great recipe, 1 pan only. Loved it!!!!!!

  2. 4 stars
    Quick, easy one pot meal. It’s basically beef stroganoff without the mushrooms but still good flavor. I added much more seasonings, and 4 cups of beef broth instead of 3. Also ran out of sour cream so I substituted with cream cheese and it was still good! I will definitely be making it again.

  3. 5 stars
    I’m sad that I missed putting the parmesan in, but it was still delicious. Beef Stroganoff is one of my favorites and this up-scale version really hit the spot.

  4. 5 stars
    Easy and cheap! I didn’t have sour cream so I added the same amount of mayonnaise and it was still good!