This casserole was super yummy! I have tried a slightly different recipe for this dish, but it just wasn’t as good. My husband gave rave reviews after the first bite, which tells you how good this is because I usually have to drag a response out of him after he’s done eating. On top of that it’s a pretty simple recipe and easy to make. You probably have most of these ingredients in your pantry/fridge already (unless you are learning to meal plan like I am and only buying groceries for one week of meals at a time). I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
The side featured with this casserole is Hummus Broccoli.
Sour Cream Noodle Bake
From the kitchen of: The Pioneer Woman
Prep Time: 30-45 mins
1 ¼ lbs ground beef (I used 1 lb)
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce (I used two 8 oz cans)
½ tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper (I used regular table pepper)
8 oz (weight) egg noodles
½ cup sour cream
1 ¼ cup small curd cottage cheese
½ cup sliced green onions (less to taste)
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350°.
Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain fat, then add tomato sauce, ½ tsp salt, and plenty of black pepper. Stir, then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of black pepper. Add to noodles and stir. Add green onions and stir.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. To assemble: add half of the noodles to baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture then half the grated cheddar. Repeat, ending with cheese on top. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted.
- I will probably add extra cheese next time because my husband and I really like cheese. UPDATE: After making this dish a few times, I have started to add another ½ – 1 cup of cheese split between the layers.
- This dish can be made ahead of time and kept in fridge until time to bake it; just remember to either stick the cold pan into a cold oven and let them warm up together or let the pan warm up to room temperature before sticking into a preheated oven.
- This is reheats well, making it great for leftovers.
- Turn this casserole into a meal by adding Hummus Broccoli and Cheddar Bay Biscuits.