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)
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.