03/07/2018 Creamy Ground Beef Noodle Casserole

Creamy Ground Beef Noodle Casserole

Recipe Courtesy of Cindy Schumacher

8oz uncooked farfalle pasta (about 2½ cups)
1lb. ground beef
1can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
½ tsp. garlic salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cottage cheese
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
¾ cup sliced green onions
1½ (12 oz.) cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13 x 9 inch baking dish or 2 1/2 to 3-quart casserole with cooking spray.
Cook pasta until al dente, about 11 minutes; drain, and set aside.
Meanwhile, in 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, garlic salt and pepper; cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
In large bowl, mix sour cream, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 cup of the green onions; stir in cooked pasta.
Spoon half of the pasta mixture into baking dish. Top with half of the beef mixture and 3/4 cup of the Cheddar cheese. Repeat with pasta mixture, beef mixture and remaining 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese. Bake uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated and cheese is melted. Top with remaining 1/4 cup green onions, and serve.