Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This is a nice, smooth, cream cheese & noodle casserole with a tomato based sauce and was a favorite of mine when I was growing up. Mom says it's been in the family for years! Feel free to tinker with the amounts!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 16 ounces tomato sauce
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1⁄2 pint sour cream
- 8 ounces dry noodles, cooked and drained
- 1⁄2 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
- Brown ground beef with onion and garlic, drain.
- Mix ground beef mixture, sugar, tomato sauce, sour cream, and cream cheese with hot cooked noodles.
- Sprinkle with 1/2 cup grated cheese.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
I enjoyed this casserole, although I used spaghetti noodles (it was all I had). I will make again in the future with a different type of noodle as suggested in another review. I used cheddar cheese over the top and feel maybe I should have gone with mozzarella or maybe a mixture of the two instead. The only thing is that it wasn't as creamy as I had hoped it would be when I pulled it out. I either need to bake it for less time or maybe add more cream cheese and sour cream- which I think that adding more cream would be a good idea because I couldn't prominently taste the flavors, but it was still a good dish and I definitely plan to cook it again!
DH really liked this casserole, and so did I. The sauce is creamy and flavorful. I used Cellentani pasta and the grooves in the pasta held the sauce well. I would recommned using a firmer pasta in this dish such as cellentani, penne, etc... We enjoyed this and I will make it again. Made for My 3 Chefs