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Cheesy Hamburger Noodle Bake

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

Cream cheese and cottage cheese nicely balance the saucy ground beef and noodles in this hearty casserole. It’s been a favorite for years. —Charissa Dunn, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Cheesy Hamburger Noodle Bake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup cream-style cottage cheese
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from heat; stir in tomato sauce, sugar, salt, garlic salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, green onion, green pepper and sour cream.
  4. Drain noodles; place half of noodles in a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Spoon half of beef mixture over the top. Layer with cottage cheese mixture and remaining noodles. Top with remaining beef mixture; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Cover and bake 20-25 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts

2 cups: 527 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 148mg cholesterol, 1129mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 37g protein.

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