November 8, 2013

Cheesy Noodle Meat Bake

This dish is guaranteed to clean your plate. Words from a friend who tried this dish the day I made it. Everyone came back for seconds. My husband Brian pretty much said he wouldn't mind for this dish to be on the menu often. I originally didn't know how the ricotta cheese that I used would taste since the recipe had originally called for cottage cheese which is something my husband and I don't eat. I had written the recipe down from a website but forgot to add the name and I can't remember what it was. I'd like to figure it out but until then my combination came out great and taste very good. Simple recipe and easy  to make. If you like lasagna you will like this one just a bit of a different taste to it and a bit faster to make.

What Ya'll Need:
2 lb. Hamburger Meat 
1 16 oz. bag of Extra Wide Egg Noodles
1 15 oz. of Ricotta Cheese
1 16 oz. of Sour Cream
1 8 oz. can of Hunts Tomato Sauce Basil, Garlic & Oregano
1 15 oz. can of Hunts Tomato Sauce original flavor
2 Cups of Shredded Sharp cheese*

What you Do:
Cook and drain hamburger meat. Then add the sauce's and let simmer. Cook noodles as directed on package. Why noodles cook mix the sour cream and ricotta cheese in a bowl. Once noodles are done drain add to the cheese mixture and combine well. Take a 13x9 pan put some of the sauce on bottom layer noodles, the meat sauce and repeat. Top with shredded cheese. Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 for 25-30 mins. Remove let set 5 mins and serve up and enjoy. 

**Cooking Tip: I think adding either mozzarella or Parmesan cheese would be a good taste for this dish.