I saw Ree Drummond make this on her Show and decided I had to give it a try. Of course she was making a ton of it, which tells me it’s worth making.
I liked that it isn’t just another version of baked spaghetti. Not that I don’t like baked spaghetti, and lasagna, and every contortion in between, I just don’t need any more of those recipes.
This is definitely different. And delicious.
Add the tomato sauce and simmer while you do the noodles & stuff.
What’s that you say?
You’re wondering why you see diced tomatoes in this pan and they’re not in the recipe?
Yeah, that’s because I didn’t have enough tomato sauce. So I threw in some tomatoes. I have no idea if mine came out “right” or not, but it was good.
Next time I’ll make sure I have enough tomato sauce and see which way we like it better.
While your meat mixture simmers and gets all delicious, cook the egg noodles until they’re almost done. They’ll cook a little in the oven so don’t over do it.
Then, in a large (or medium if you insist) bowl, mix the sour cream, cottage cheese, green onion (if you have some, I clearly didn’t) and pepper.
And now the fun part!
Using a square pan, (shape doesn’t really matter, just don’t use something huge,) start the layering process by putting half the noodle mixture into the pan.
Follow that with half the meat mixture then half the cheese.
Repeat, ending with the cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese is melted. (This wasn’t as dry as it looks in this picture.)
Get the kids to set the table.
(That’s my Cheesy Garlic Bread and obviously a salad.)
- 1-1/4 pound Ground Chuck
- 1 can 15-ounces Tomato Sauce
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- ½ package Egg Noodles
- ½ cup Sour Cream
- 1-1/4 cup Small Curd Cottage Cheese
- ½ cup Sliced Green Onions (less To Taste)
- 1 cup Grated Cheddar Cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Brown ground beef, sprinkled with salt, and drain the excess fat.
- Add tomato sauce and some fresh black pepper.
- Simmer while you make the noodles and sour cream mixture.
- Cook noodles in salted water until almost done. (They'll cook a little more in the oven.)
- In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, cottage cheese, green onions and pepper.
- Drain the noodles and add to the mixture.
- Put half of the noodle mixture in a baking dish.
- Top with half of the meat mixture, then half of the cheese.
- Repeat and end with a layer of cheese.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Here’s the original post where found this recipe after seeing it on TV.