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ITALIAN NOODLE CASSEROLE

ITALIAN NOODLE CASSEROLE
Italian Noodle Casserole - this was a HUGE hit in our house. Everyone cleaned their plates and asked for seconds! Even the picky eaters!! Hamburger, garlic, oregano, onion, Worcestershire sauce, tomato sauce, egg noodles, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, mozzarella and cheddar cheese. Can freeze for later. It is definitely going into the dinner rotation!
Italian Noodle Casserole
prep time: 10 MINS 
cook time: 30 MINS
total time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 (16-oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (8-oz) package medium egg noodles
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9x13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook the ground beef in a skillet until no longer pink. Drain. Add garlic, salt, pepper, oregano, onion flakes, Worcestershire sauce, sugar and tomato sauce. Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Cook egg noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  4. Combine cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese until smooth.
  5. Combine cooked noodles and cream cheese mixture. Spread in bottom of prepared pan. Top noodle mixture with meat sauce. Top casserole with mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, until bubbly.
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