Beef and noodle casserole might seem like the oldest trick in the book, but it perseveres for a simple reason: It tastes good! The recipe that follows stands out thanks to a few special secret ingredients. Canned creamed corn adds both texture and flavor, with a rich creaminess and a hint of sweetness that plays really well with the sharp cheddar cheese. Corn is featured in the topping too, with crushed corn chips standing in for more traditional breadcrumbs.
Fusilli works well as a pasta shape for this casserole, because the ridges in the little corkscrews easily soak up all of the sauce. But feel free to choose a different pasta if you prefer. Penne, rigatoni or even tortellini would all be delicious substitutes.