Thursday, February 11, 2010

Cheesy Beef Casserole

{We also call this casserole "Faux Lasagne" or "Lasagne Casserole"}

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 cup cottage cheese
1 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/3 cup red pepper, diced
1/3 cup chopped green onion
16 oz. pkg. pasta, cooked and drained (I used cut ziti, but any tubular pasta would work)
1 cup shredded mozzerella cheese

Combine ground beef and onion in skillet and cook until beef is browned. Add salt, pepper, and pasta sauce and simmer slowly while preparing remaining ingredients. Combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, red pepper, and green onion.
Place half of the noodles in bottom of a greased 9x13 casserole pan. Top with cheese mixture, then remaining noodles. Pour meat/sauce mixture over the top evenly. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes. For last 10 minutes of baking time, sprinkle mozzerella cheese over top of casserole so that the cheese will melt. Mmm!

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