November 8, 2013

Cheesy Noodle Meat Bake

This dish is guaranteed to clean your plate. Words from a friend who tried the first time I made the dish. I originally did not know how the ricotta cheese would taste, since the recipe had originally called for cottage cheese. I had written the recipe down from a website but forgot to add the name and I can't remember what it was. One day I will find it but until then my combination came out great and taste 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 You 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
2 15 oz. can of Hunts Tomato Sauce original flavor
2 Cups of Shredded Sharp cheese*

Cook and drain hamburger meat. Then add the sauce and let simmer. Cook noodles as directed on package. While the 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.

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