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All the Right Stuff

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So many favorite things in one casserole: cream cheese, tomato sauce, sour cream, garlic, pesto, cheddar...the list of good things goes on. Very easy and fast to make, hard to stop eating.

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Difficulty Level

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Needed Items

Durations

  • 20 minutes hands on
    30 minutes baking

Ingredients

  • 8 oz wide noodles
    1 1/2 pounds very lean ground beef
    1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    24 oz tomato sauce
    1 Tbsp sugar
    1/8 tsp salt
    1/8 tsp pepper
    1 cup cottage cheese
    8 oz package cream cheese, softened
    4 Tbsp pesto (Optional)
    1/4 cup sour cream
    3-4 green onions
    1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Number of Servings

  • 8

Equipment

  • Large frying pan
    Large bowl
    Colander (for draining the pasta)
    Cooking spray
    9x13" baking dish

Do-Aheads

  • Cook noodles according to package directions, or according to the blog, "You Don't Know How to Cook Pasta" on this site (see link below).
    Shred cheddar cheese, unless you have an already-shredded package.
    Preheat oven to 350°
    Spray baking pan with cooking spray

Additional Notes

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