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.