A Tasty and decadent pasta dish that will have them asking for seconds
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cheese pasta, triple cheese pasta
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 40minutes
1lblean ground beef
½cchopped green onion
2small cans tomato paste
1/2tsp each of garlic powder, cayenne and chili powder
8oz.250 g. cream cheese, softened
8oz.medium egg noodles
2 ½quarts3 L. boiling water
1cgrated Parmesan cheeseor use twice as much grated medium cheddar cheese
fry ground beef and green onion in large skillet
Add next 9 ingredients. Stir. Bring to a boil. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese and sour cream together until smooth. Stir in cottage cheese and green onion. Set aside.
In a large uncovered saucepan cook noodles in boiling water, second amounts of cooking oil and salt until tender but firm, about 5 to 7 minutes. Drain
Layer in greased 3-3.5 L casserole as follows:
One-half cottage cheese mixture
One-half meat mixture
One-half Parmesan or cheddar cheese
Bake covered in 350º oven for about 25 minutes. Uncover and continue to bake to brown cheese, about 15 minutes more.
Big Tip: some have found a full block of cream cheese slightly overwhelming. Unless you are a huge cream cheese lover I would recommend half a block of the cheese instead of the full 8 ounces. Personally I was good with the full amount ( but even the note on my recipe card said cut it back slightly) Next time I may add an extra can of paste to make it a more rose sauce.