Sour Cream Noodle Bake

Total Time:
30 min
10 min
20 min

8 servings

  • 1 1/4 pounds ground chuck
  • One 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions (less to taste)
  • 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
  • Crusty French bread, for serving

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Brown the ground chuck in a large skillet. Drain the fat, and then add the tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, and then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.

Cook the egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Add to the noodles and stir. Add the green onions and stir.

To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, and then sprinkle on half the grated Cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat and then a final layer of cheese. Bake until all the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

Serve with crusty French bread.

To freeze: Assemble the Sour Cream Noodle Bake in a disposable aluminum oven-proof pan and seal the top of the container with the lid or heavy foil. Seal the edges to prevent freezer burn and place in the freezer.

To cook from frozen: Place directly in a 375-degree F oven and bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove the lid and bake until lightly brown and bubbly, about 20 minutes more.

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I replaced the tomato sauce with my home made sauce. I also replaced the cottage cheese with ricotta. With those changes I really liked the results. Very comforting! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of my go to recipes when I wonder what to make for dinner. Its quick and easy. I've even made it with chicken substituting a can of cream of chicken soup for the tomato sauce and using a little chicken broth to thin it some. It's so tasty. Thanks Ree. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The recipe made as written was okay, thus the three-star rating. I thought it lacked seasoning, but it is a great base to add to and make your own. It was a winner after adding more salt, garlic, and some beef broth. The possibilities are endless, and my kids love it, so I've made it several times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to modify a bit, added a few extra spices to the tomato sauce mixture, but it was a hit with my family. And trust me, I have four children and a very opinionated husband. I used ground venison instead of beef also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a cozy family dish, and is something kids love. I made it with our leftover sloppy Joes meat, large elbow mac, full fat cottage cheese and sour cream, and good cheese. A little S & P, and it tasted just fine. If you're fussy or prissy, it may not please you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this, and my family LOVED it. One caveat though - I did substitute low fat cream cheese for the cottage cheese. It sent it over the top! Thanks Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
just wondering if this can be cooked in the slow cooker if it can how long item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and would have given 5 stars but I added a can of golden mushroom soup mix and worcestershire sauce to the meat to make it a little more moist and added some flavor. WOW! it was awesome! I really wanted left overs but it was all gone! This is a great classic I've been looking for for a while! Thanks Ree!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this last night and it was a hit at home. I also brought in leftovers to a couple of my co-workers since there's only my husband and I to eat it at home. They loved it as well! Will definitely be making again. Super easy with super yummy results. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a good dish and easy to make. Used 1 1/2 lb. of ground beef and two cups of cheese baked @ 350 item not reviewed by moderator and published

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