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Hamburger Noodle Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

10 servings

People have a hard time believing this homey and hearty casserole uses lighter ingredients. The taste is so rich and creamy...it's a great weeknight family entree! —Martha Henson, Winnsboro, Texas
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups uncooked egg noodles
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced, divided
  • 2/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook noodles according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook beef until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in tomato sauce, sugar, salt and pepper; heat through. Drain noodles; stir into beef mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, ricotta cheese and sour cream until blended. Stir in half of the onions.
  4. Spoon half the noodle mixture into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheese mixture and remaining noodle mixture.
  5. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake until heated through and cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes longer. Sprinkle with remaining onions.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 319 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 92mg cholesterol, 635mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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