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Makeover Husband’s Dinner Delight Recipe

Makeover Husband’s Dinner Delight Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat egg noodles
  • 1-1/2 pounds extra-lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine the cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream and green onions. Spread over beef mixture. Top with remaining beef mixture.
  • 4. 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.