Creamy Beef Noodle CasseroleThis is an easy to make dish that can easily be doubled for company, just remember to use a larger casserole dish. It can be prepared ahead and stored covered in the refrigerator. When ready to use, just cover with foil and heat at 350 degrees F until hot, about 30 minutes.

1 pound ground beef chuck
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1- 15 ounce can tomato sauce
1- 8 ounce package medium size noodles
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

In a 10 inch skillet, brown the ground chuck. Add the salt, pepper, green pepper and onion. Cook over medium heat until the green peppers and onion are tender, about 3 minutes. Add tomato sauce, stir together and simmer over low heat.

Meanwhile, cook the noodles according to package directions; drain and set aside.

In a medium mixing bowl, blend softened cream cheese, cottage cheese and sour cream until smooth.

Butter a 2 quart casserole dish. Spread 1/2 the noodles in bottom of casserole dish. Spoon 1/2 the meat-tomato sauce evenly over the noodles. Spoon 1/2 the cheese mixture over the meat-tomato sauce.

Repeat the layers with the remaining ingredients. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

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