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Beef and Noodle Bake Recipe

Everyone eagerly digs into this dish's delicious layers of ground beef, egg noodles and cheese. Chives offer a subtle sweet onion flavor.—Pam Laaker, Quincy, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup minced chives
  • 8 ounces medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, combine the cottage cheese, sour cream and chives; fold in noodles. In a greased 3-qt. baking dish, layer half of the noodle mixture and meat mixture. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 444 calories, 21 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 123 mg cholesterol, 863 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 28 g protein.