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Makeover Husband’s Dinner Delight

 Makeover Husband’s Dinner Delight
My husband, Steve, loves beef, and he especially loves casseroles. He likes to eat the leftovers with tortilla chips. It's like a whole new dish the second time around. —Sherri Cox, Lucasville, Ohio
8 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat egg noodles
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef (95% lean)
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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) 2% cottage cheese
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch
  • oven, cook beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, sugar, salt and pepper. Drain noodles; stir
  • into sauce. Pour half the beef mixture into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking
  • dish coated with cooking spray.

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Makeover Husband’s Dinner Delight (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • In a small bowl, combine the cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream
  • and green onions. Spread over beef mixture. Top with remaining beef
  • mixture.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with
  • cheddar cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cups equals 343 calories, 11 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 737 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.