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I seldom know if I'm going to have one, two or 15 people at the table for meals, so I need fast simple recipes. This one's both—plus tasty. Kids seem to really like it.—Barbara Thomas, Mankato, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 pound miniature smoked sausage links
  • 2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 439 calories, 19g fat (7g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 993mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and sausage over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain. Add the corn, spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese and garlic powder; heat through. Drain noodles and stir into beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Noodles in Casserole Cookbook 2001, p135

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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