Ground Beef and Noodle Bake
6 ounces uncooked medium egg noodles
1 pound ground round
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic - minced
2 8-oz cans tomato sauce - no salt-added
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 12-oz carton 1% low-fat cottage cheese
1 8-oz carton fat-free sour cream
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese - divided (3 oz)
Cook noodles according to package directions omitting salt and fat. Drain and
Cook ground round and next 3 ingredients in a large nonstick skillet over
medium heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Drain in a colander. Wipe
drippings from skillet with a paper towel. Return meat mixture to skillet. Add
tomato sauce, pepper, and salt.
Combine cottage cheese and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in meat
mixture, noodles, and 1/3 cup cheddar cheese.
Spoon noodle mixture into a 2-quart casserole coated with cooking spray.
Cover and chill casserole 8 hours.
5. Preheat oven to 350° F.
Remove casserole from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
Bake, covered, at 350° F. for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheddar
cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minutes.
Yield: 8 servings.
Exchanges: 3 Lean Meat, 1 1/2 Starch. Per serving: Cal 288(24% from fat); Pro
27.2g; Fat 7.8g(sat 3.2f); Carb 25.8g; Fib 2g; Chol 65mg; Iron 3mg; Sod 400mg;
WW Points: 6 pt.
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