This is a recipe I first came across years ago after I began blogging. My family LOVES this and it’s a great one to take to church. It tends to impress even those who don’t like cottage cheese. Hope you enjoy!
2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
8 ounces Cream Cheese
1 tablespoon Green Pepper — minced
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Swiss Cheese — grated
8 ounces Egg Noodles — (package)
1 pound Cottage Cheese
1/3 cup Green Onion — chopped
2 cups Tomato Sauce
In a large pan, cook noodles in boiling, salted water until tender. Drain & set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream. Add onion and peppers. Set aside. Brown ground beef & drain any fat. Add tomato sauce to ground beef. Grease 9 x 13 inch cake pan or casserole dish, and arrange the following layers: Noodles, cheese mixture, meat mixture – then repeat. Top with grated Swiss cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
*I recommend beginning to brown ground beef first, then begin to boil water, and start chopping. This saves a good bit of time as long as you feel confident multi-tasking.
Note: If you will be freezing this casserole for later use, you may want to reduce or omit the amount of green pepper and onion which are used, as they have a tendency to get stronger over a long period of time.