Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is the meal my mom made the day before I was born, so now every year I have this on my birthday!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook noodles and brown meat. Add the garlic to the beef and stir for a few minutes.
  2. Add tomato sauce, sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix cottage and cream cheese, sour cream, pepper and onion.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. In a greased 13x9-inch pan, layer half the noodles, all of the cheese, the remaining noodles, the meat and end with the Cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese looks perfect.
Most Helpful

Both hubby and I enjoyed this comfort dish...I did add some additional seasoning...I threw in some dried basil and oregano...I've been looking for a recipe that I used to make years ago and lost...this came really close...thanks for posting it...=)

teresas October 14, 2013

Delicious! We cut it into 12 servings and that serving size was plenty! We also used reduced-fat everything, where possible. This resulted in 528 calories per serving.

Paris D October 06, 2012

This was a nice casserole and one that would fit to offer at a potluck. I used radiatore pasta instead of egg noodles and added Italian seasoning to the sauce. The casserole is very cheesy and had nice mellow flavors; a classic example of comfort food. My DH loved it! My estimate on servings would be 10-12. I froze half for later. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Made for PAC Fall '07.

Susie D October 11, 2007