Layered Cheese and Beef Casserole

Looking for a cheesy beef and pasta casserole? Then check out this great dinner recipe.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 1 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 8

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    220),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    24g
    24%
    (Saturated Fat
    12g,
    12%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    105mg
    105%;
    Sodium
    990mg
    990%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    28g
    28%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    5g
    5%
    ),
    Protein
    23g
    23%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    20%;
    Iron
    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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