Italian Casserole

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 605


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
2 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3 (8-ounce) cans tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon basil crushed
1 teaspoon italian herb seasoning
2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup cottage cheese
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 cup onion chopped
1/3 cup green bell pepper chopped
1 (1-pound) package egg noodle thin
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup Parmesan cheese grated or Cheddar cheese
1/2 green bell pepper cut in strips
1 tomato medium, peeled, sliced


Brown ground beef and minced garlic in 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Add tomato sauce, salt and pepper, basil, Italian herbs and sugar. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. In bowl, blend cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, onion and chopped green pepper. Grease a 9 x 13-inch casserole and set aside. Cook noodles according to package directions, cutting down on cooking time by 2 minutes. Drain noodles and stir in 2 tablespoons butter or margarine and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Put 1/2 the noodles in bottom of casserole, making an even layer. Spread cheeses over this and follow with rest of noodles. Cover with ground meat and top with grated Parmesan or Cheddar cheese. Lay strips of green pepper and tomato slices in a design over the top layer. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 8
Total Calories: 605
Calories from Fat: 252

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