A hearty traditional baked pasta dish. Try it with your favorite style of pasta and a loaf of crusty sourdough bread.

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Ingredients

9
Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot cook with boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat cook ground beef and chopped onions until brown. Stir in tomato sauce, sugar, salt, garlic, and pepper. Remove from heat.

  • In a large bowl combine the cottage cheese, sour cream, softened cream cheese, green onion, and green bell pepper.

  • To assemble, in a greased 11x7x1 1/2 inch baking dish spread half of the cooked and drained pasta. Top with half of the meat mixture. Cover with cheese mixture and remaining noodles and meat sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

  • Bake in a preheat 350 degree F(175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

432.1 calories; 21.5 g protein; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 110 mg cholesterol; 715.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Don't let the less-than-delicious name fool you this is really good! The sauce is just "eh" so instead of this one I use "world's best pasta sauce" from this site cook the pasta and mix with the cheeses then pour the sauce over the top and bake. Everyone loves it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/15/2010
nothing special- expensive to make Read More
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87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Don't let the less-than-delicious name fool you this is really good! The sauce is just "eh" so instead of this one I use "world's best pasta sauce" from this site cook the pasta and mix with the cheeses then pour the sauce over the top and bake. Everyone loves it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2011
Don't let the less-than-delicious name fool you this is really good! The sauce is just "eh" so instead of this one I use "world's best pasta sauce" from this site cook the pasta and mix with the cheeses then pour the sauce over the top and bake. Everyone loves it! Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2008
This is my husband's favorite! I make this one everytime I go out of town because I know it will keep him from eating fast food everyday! He even loved to share it with his guy friends they all raved. Thank You. UPDATE: I have made this a dozen times now and I make the following changes to the recipes. First I use a 26 oz. jar of prepared tomato sauce (sometimes more depending on how thick the sauce ends up) I use the whole 16 oz. cottage cheese (small curd) container because I have never found it in 8 oz. I omit the bell pepper (not our favorite sometimes I substitute a red bell pepper but it is good without) and top the whole thing with a couple cups of shredded cheese (mozzarella or Italian mixture). This is very thick rich and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2003
I gave it 5 stars, because, with a little adjusting, it will be perfect. Definately needs more sauce, and I think more hamburger, like a pound and a half. Also, I think the green pepper needs to cooked with the hamburger and onion. Other than that, wow! what a great meal! Awesome flavor. And you can do many variations with it, adding your personal favorites....it's virtually impossible to screw this up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2010
My daughter recently became a vegetarian. So I substituted the beef for soy crumblers and also added shredded carrots to the garlic/onion mixture and sautéed. Added more sauce as previously stated and mixed everything together topped with parmesan and..Viola...GREAT vegetarian dish!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2007
We've made this twice the first time for a potluck where it was very well liked and I received several compliments(actually it was gone before I even got through the line so I didn't even get to taste it that time.) We made it again tonight for a family dinner. As I suspected the first time--there isn't enough sauce. If the tomato sauce was doubled I believe this recipe would be a 5-star. The cheese mixture has wonderful flavor so we will be making this often but will be doubling the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2007
We love this. My grandma makes it and we always devour it. We just mix the meat and cheese mixture together then add it to the noodles and bake it. Much easier!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2011
This was fantastic! Of course like so many others I modified the recipe. I sliced up 1 Italian sausage link and cooked it with the hamburger. I added 1 tsp. of Italian seasoning; I used 1/2 of 12oz can of tomato sauce and 1 12 oz. can of diced tomatoes. I added to eggs to the cottage cheese and sour cream and I left out the cream cheese green onions and Parmesan cheese. My recipes makes 6 servings at 465 calories a serving. My husband and I just raved all weekend we loved it so much. One more thing when you take it out of the oven (we baked it for 25 minutes) let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes -- the flavors meld and the taste is great. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/15/2010
nothing special- expensive to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2007
This is the same recipe that my mom always used when I was a kid. It was always my favorite and I requested it for birthday dinners. When I make it now I always wish I could eat the whole pan.:) Read More
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