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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    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 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 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 343 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 737mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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