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Layered Cheese and Beef Casserole

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  • 45 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Looking for a cheesy beef and pasta casserole? Then check out this great dinner recipe.

Ingredients

8
oz. (4 1/2 cups) uncooked medium egg noodles
1
lb. ground beef
1/4
cup chopped onion
2
(8-oz.) cans tomato sauce
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup cottage cheese
1
(8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup thinly sliced green onions
1/4
cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
Additional grated Parmesan cheese, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Cook noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium skillet, brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain. Add tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, 1/4 cup green onions, bell pepper and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; mix well.
  • 4 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, layer 1/2 each of cooked noodles, beef sauce and cheese mixture; repeat layers. Sprinkle additional Parmesan cheese over top if desired.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 1 Cook noodles to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium skillet, brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat until beef is thoroughly cooked. Drain. Add tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes.
  • 3 Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, 1/4 cup green onions, bell pepper and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; mix well.
  • 4 In ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish, layer 1/2 each of cooked noodles, beef sauce and cheese mixture; repeat layers. Sprinkle additional Parmesan cheese over top if desired.
  • 5 Bake at 350°F. for 30 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

Prepare recipe as directed above; do not bake. Cover with foil; freeze. When ready to use, do not thaw; bake, covered, at 350°F. for 1 hour 20 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 5 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
12g
60%
Cholesterol
105mg
35%
Sodium
990mg
41%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
23g
23%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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