February 3, 2008

Cheesy Beef Casserole

I always appreciate meals that can be prepared, frozen and used at my convenience. This recipe for Cheesy Beef Casserole is one of those recipes that has a nice Italian flavor with plenty of cheese, although not the traditional gooey mozzarella.

Cheesy Beef Casserole
4 cups uncooked egg noodles
1 pound ground beef or turkey (or a combination)
3/4 cup chopped onion
15 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. garlic pepper
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 oz. yogurt cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, and set aside.

Meanwhile, in skillet brown meat and 3/4 cup onion. Drain, and place back in skillet. Add tomato sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

In separate bowl, combine cheeses, onion and green pepper. Mix well.

In 9 by 13 baking dish (or two smaller ones), layer noodles, meat and cheese mixture. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Bake covered at 350ºF for 30 minutes. Uncover, and broil on low for 3 to 5 minutes, until cheese is golden. Serves 8.

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