Sicilian Supper Recipe
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Sicilian Supper Recipe

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Ground beef, tomato and a tasty cream cheese sauce come together in this hot, hearty casserole. I recently took it to a banquet, and recipe requests came from every table.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped green onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 601 calories, 38g fat (20g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 735mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 4g fiber), 34g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato paste, water, 1 teaspoon sugar, salt, basil, garlic powder, chili powder and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  3. In a large saucepan, saute green onion in oil until tender. Add cream cheese and milk; stir until blended. Stir in 1/3 cup cheese, and remaining sugar and pepper. Drain noodles; stir into cheese mixture.
  4. In a greased 8-in.-square baking dish, arrange alternate rows of beef and noodle mixtures. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and bake 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sicilian Supper in Country Woman February/March 2008, p27

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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dancingfool User ID: 7427237 247486
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"Very tasty, easy to make but a lot of pots. Where does the Sicilian come in? Next time I would just use 3/4 of a can of manwich & add some Italian seasoning in the meat which would make it easier still. I would also put more Parmesan cheese in noodle mixture."

chinaroad User ID: 6256249 246363
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2016

"I've made this several times. My whole family loves it!"

JeanneGMinnesota User ID: 8446597 229407
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015

"I've made this 3 times now, and I think it'll be part of my routine recipe rotation. I double the amount of noddles (to 8 ounces) and find that the sauce is ample for that amount. I also increase the seasonings and use fresh basil if I have it on hand. I drain the noodles and make the sauce in that pan. I cook the meat mixture in a large (12") cast iron skillet and the make furrows in the mixture to add the sauced noodles. Even without a fancy baking dish, this is a very pretty hot dish. One skillet, one kettle, and one colander. Not bad."

dovecanyon User ID: 6559068 160599
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2012

"This is delicious. I cheated a little bit (to only use one pan) cooked the noodles, drained and rinsed, then used the same saucepan for the meat mixture; put meat into the baking dish, then rinsed out the pan and used it to cook the cheese mixture; put the noodle/cheese on top of the meat. Ended up with only one layer of each, but presentation was good and cleanup was easy. Oh, and I only used a tiny sprinkle of sugar in the meat and none in the cheese. Excellent!"

1275 User ID: 6324211 160596
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"Much better than a plain old casserole! We loved the cream cheese and the arrangement of mixtures. Very good flavors, I will definitely make again!"

TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 160595
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"Even though this takes two pans and a pyrex casserole, it is not difficult to make and the result was delicious."

td92777 User ID: 5389693 172585
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"I omitted the green peppers, and this was excellent, definitely a keeper that should be tried.There are two distinct flavors that come together wonderfully.

tom, connelly springs nc"

JazzyJane User ID: 3906190 160591
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2010

"My family just could not get enough of this delicious dish!!!!! They just LOVED it!!!!"

slug9000 User ID: 3827284 104174
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010 Edited Jul. 23, 2010

"I really enjoyed this recipe. The combination of the cream cheese sauce and the tomato sauce is really spectacular. The only downside to the recipe is that you have to use a lot of dishes to bring the whole thing together - that's the only reason I gave it 4 stars. Lots of cleaning up afterward, but totally worth it! And even though you do have to use a lot of dishes, it really isn't a difficult recipe at all."

tgbvmb User ID: 1390093 140743
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2009

"Most people on restricted diets can judge how to adjust for their diets, such as using light or no fat cream cheese (or Neufchatel) for the cream cheese, using a sugar substitute for the sugar, omitting salt, etc. I know I certainly couldn't give nutritional info on any of my recipes, but I can surely make appropriate adjustments to someone else's to fit my needs."

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