Sour Cream Noodle Bake - ready in under 30 minutes! Egg noodles, hamburger, tomato sauce, cottage cheese, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Comfort food at its best! Everyone loves this easy casserole! Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. YUM!
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Brown meat; drain off fat and return to skillet. Add pepper, garlic salt and tomato sauce. Stir and simmer for 5 minutes.
Mix together cottage cheese, sour cream, and noodles.
Lightly spray a 9x9 casserole dish with cooking spray. Spread noodle mixture in bottom of pan. Top noodles with meat sauce. Sprinkle cheese on top of casserole and bake for 20-25 minutes.
You can assemble the casserole ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake.You can assemble the casserole and freeze for later. To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below.You can substitute ground turkey for the ground beef.Feel free to add onion and bell pepper to the meat sauce.This dish is wonderful with cottage cheese. I urge you to try it. If you just can't do it, you can try substituting ricotta cheese.Can use any cheese you prefer - Mexican cheese blend, Italian cheese blend, Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, Colby.You can double the recipe for a crowd and bake in a 9x13-inch baking dish. The cooking time will stay the same.