Sunday, September 25, 2011

Hamburger Noodle Casserole

We tried a new recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks tonight, and it's definitely a new favorite! It does NOT taste like something you should be eating on a diet, so the boys loved it as well. The only thing I'd do differently next time is double the green onions. Kiddo gave it 4 stars :)

Hamburger Noodle Casserole (from Taste of Home)

5 cups uncooked yolk-free noodles
1-1/4 pounds lean ground beef
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (8 oz each) tomato sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 package (8 oz) reduced-fat cream cheese
1 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1/4 cup fat-free sour cream
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2/3 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

1. Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook beef and garlic until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, sugar, salt, and pepper; heat through. Drain noodles; stir into beed mixture.

2. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, ricotta cheese, and sour cream until blended. Stir in half of the onions. 

3. Spoon half of noodle mixture into a 13x9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with cheese mixture, then remaining noodle mixture.

4. Cover and backe at 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining onions and serve.

Makes 10 servings. 

1 cup is 290 calories or 7 points plus on weight watchers.


  1. Sounds good and looks like something that would be good for lunches. I like to cook a casserole type dish on the weekends and freeze servings for lunches at work, helps cut down on fast food.

  2. It was best the first night, but leftovers weren't bad- good thing since it made a ton!