365 Days of Slow Cooking: Cheesy Noodle Bake

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Cheesy Noodle Bake

6 oz egg noodles, cooked and drained (I used what was in my panty, curly noodles)
8 oz lean ground beef, cooked and drained
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup cottage cheese
3 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce
(or you can use one 26 oz can of spaghetti sauce and then omit the shirley J seasoning)
1 1/2 T Shirley J Pizza and Pasta Seasoning

Mix softened cream cheese, sour cream, and cottage cheese in one bowl. In another bowl mix the cooked ground beef and tomato sauce and shirley J seasoning. In a 3-quart slow cooker, place a little bit of the sauce on the bottom. Then layer noodles, cream cheese mixture, and meat sauce two times. Cover and cook on LOW for 3 hours. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Review:
This is a little like a lasagna-type dish without all the work. I usually buy my spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce at case-lot sales. I've run out of spaghetti sauce but I still have plenty of tomato sauce. No worries, to make a yummy sauce all you have to do is add 1 tablespoon of the Shirley J pizza and pasta seasoning mix to a can of tomato sauce and voila you have a marinara. This was an easy dish and is a family favorite. 4 stars

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10 comments:

  1. I'm all about something easy that the whole family can enjoy!

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  2. How much cottage cheese? Not in the ingredient list, but is in the directions.

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  3. Oops, sorry. I changed it. It is supposed to be 1/2 cup cottage cheese. I used low fat cottage cheese, sour cream and cream cheese and it worked great. Enjoy!

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  4. So what do you do on all of these recipes if you can't get shirley j seasoning? I'm getting discouraged! We don't have it here....

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  5. Misty, in the parentheses there are different ingredients if you don't have the shirley j stuff

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  6. ya..there are just a few other recipes I found that didn't list a substitute...THANKS! :)

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  7. How many does this serve? That would be good to know....

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  8. Anonymous9/9/13 18:08

    Hi Karen, I recently came across this recipe of yours (and I have prepared lots of them btw and thanks, they're always good) and wondered if it could cook longer than 3 hours. Have you tried that? I work all day and can't figure out how to make this work and yet it sounds so good.

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  9. I wouldn't cook it much longer than 3 hours. One thing you could do is put this in a casserole dish and when you get home from work just bake it in oven for 20 minutes at 350 instead.

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