If my kids could eat but one single thing for the rest of their lives, it would have to be Pasta. They will have seconds, sometimes thirds during dinner and if there is any leftover, they will snack on it late night, they love it that much.
Which means, I'm sure to put pasta dishes on the menu quite often, and any pasta recipe I come across has to be tried, at least once in this household.
This creamy pasta bake is delicious and filling and I'm sure your families will enjoy it just as much as we did.
Creamy Beef Noodle Bake
Source: Together as a Family
1 lb ground beef
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
12 oz egg noodles
3/4 cup sour cream
1 container (16 oz) cottage cheese
2 cups grated cheese, I always use Colby Jack
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook the ground beef in a skillet until no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.
Add in the tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and onion powder into the meat and let simmer on low while you prepare the rest.
Cook the egg noodles according to package directions [don't forget to salt the water!]
In large bowl, mix together the sour cream and the cottage cheese.
Drain the noodles and pour them into the mixing bowl with the sour cream and cottage cheese. Stir to coat all the noodles.
In a 9x13 sprayed with cooking spray. Start with half the egg noodle mixture, top with half the ground beef mixture, and then half the shredded cheese. Repeat.
Bake for 20 minutes.