Italian Noodle Casserole - this was a HUGE hit in our house. Everyone cleaned their plates and asked for seconds! Even the picky eaters!! Hamburger, garlic, oregano, onion, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, egg noodles, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Can freeze for later. It is definitely going into the dinner rotation!
1garlic clove, crushed
2Tbspdried onion flakes
2(8-oz)cans tomato sauce
1(8-oz)package medium egg noodles
1(8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
1cupshredded mozzarella cheese
1cupshredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
Cook the ground beef in a skillet until no longer pink. Drain. Add garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, onion flakes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and tomato sauce. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Combine cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese until smooth.
Combine cooked noodles and cream cheese mixture. Spread in bottom of prepared pan. Top noodle mixture with meat sauce. Top casserole with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, until bubbly.
Can assemble casserole in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.To bake casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.Can substitute ground turkey for ground beef.Can use low-fat sour cream, cream cheese, and cottage cheese.