Oh, and it goes really good with some yummy homemade garlic bread sticks. :)
Here's my slightly different version of the recipe:
- 1 lb. ground beef (or ground turkey, or ground deer, like me, because I have a freezer full of it from hunting season)
- 1/4-1/2 c. diced onion
- 1 large can spaghetti sauce (or more if you like a lot of sauce)
- Just a side note: I buy the cheapest spaghetti sauce at the store, then add a few seasonings to spice it up a bit.
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1/4 c. sour cream
- 1/2 lb. cottage cheese
- 1 stick of butter, cut into slices
- 8 oz. of Noodles (I've always used thin spaghetti noodles, but I think rotini would be great too)
- 1-2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
(You can find the original recipe here at Being Grown Up)
Here's whatcha do:
- Combine onion and meat and brown
- Add spaghetti sauce to skillet, along with any seasonings you might want to add
- I add things like garlic powder, Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper,and pepper
- While all of that is going, cook the noodles and then combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream with electric mixer until mixed well
- Once everything is done, you're ready to layer it all into a 9x13 baking dish:
- Place 1/2 of the butter slices on the bottom of the dish (yes I realize that's a lot of butter, but who cares? It's yummy!)
- Next, in goes half of the cooked noodles
- Then spread all of that creamy, cheesy mixture on top of the noodles
- The rest of the noodles go on top of the creamy goodness
- And then.....the rest of the butter!
- Last but not least, the meat sauce goes on top
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until hot and bubbly
- Top with shredded cheddar cheese, and return to the oven for about 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
- Now, eat!
Picture from Being Grown Up