Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is almost like a lasagna. Very good!
- 1 lb hamburger
- 2 teaspoons minced onions
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 16 ounces tomato sauce
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 3⁄4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 (8 ounce) package noodles, cooked and drained
- Brown hamburger, onions, and spices until cooked.
- Add tomato sauce and simmer 15 minutes.
- Mix cream cheese and sour cream.
- In 2-quart casserole, put 1/3 noodles, 1/3 cream mix, 1/3 meat mix.
- Repeat twice.
- Sprinkle cheddar on top.
- Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
I enjoyed this. I didn't think it was too creamy by any means. Maybe because for the tomato sauce, I used a nice thick marinara sauce I had leftover. I forgot the salt, pepper, and sugar (ahem, distracted), but I didn't miss any of it with the good sauce I used. I upped the onion to 1/2 small yellow onion though. I took the lazy cook approach: added the cream cheese and sour cream to the hamburger tomato sauce, mixing it until the cream cheese smoothed out over low heat; mixed the noodles in off the heat; plopped it all into the baking pan premixed = no dealing with layers. Then I topped it off with the cheddar cheese and baked it. Perfect. Made 6 hearty servings and wonderful leftovers. Thanks for posting!
This is great! The cafeteria at the place I work used to make what was called "Company Casserole". This is it! We really like the "tang" that the sour cream/cream cheese layer provides. I made 2 slight alterations. Whenever I make this type of recipe, we are always dissapointed that they are too dry. I added an extra 8 oz can of tomato sauce and it was perfect. Also added some Italian seasoning. This recipe goes right into the rotation because of its flavor, its ease of preparation, and most people will have all the ingredients on hand.
Made this twice. EVERYONE loved it! They all commented on its subtle sweetness BEFORE I told them about the cream cheese.