This recipe is great for nights when you get home and need something to wind down. 'Turos Csusza' is a Hungarian dish I learned from my Dad last year when I turned twelve. It consists of bacon, egg noodles, sour cream, and cottage cheese. 'Elvezet!'

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly-salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain well.

  • Cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp; drain, crumble, and set aside.

  • Place the drained noodles in a large baking dish. Stir the sour cream into the noodles. Spoon the cottage cheese evenly over the top of the noodle mixture. Sprinkle the crumbled bacon over the top; season with salt.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the cottage cheese softens, 3 to 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

438 calories; protein 16.5g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fat 22g; cholesterol 87.1mg; sodium 316.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
This is an amazing meal! This recipe is the authentic way of making it, don't change a thing as it doesn't need it. My Hungarian parents always made this and it taste awsome! You could skip the oven part and just warm cottage cheese and sour cream on stove top with the noodles. I made this for my family and my daughter loves it! Yummy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/22/2010
I'm sorry for the few stars but even though American folks seem to like this recipe it is not a túrós csusza. That's primarily because cottage cheese does not exist in Hungary. We use "túró" (hence the name) which is a slightly curdier version of what you buy in the US as farmers' cheese. We don't mix the pasta with sour cream, rather the cheese itself, and top it with the sour cream before putting it in the oven. Alternatively, the sour cream is mixed in with the cheese. Trust me, it is the right cheese that really makes this dish. Read More
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54 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 2 stars
03/22/2010
I'm sorry for the few stars but even though American folks seem to like this recipe it is not a túrós csusza. That's primarily because cottage cheese does not exist in Hungary. We use "túró" (hence the name) which is a slightly curdier version of what you buy in the US as farmers' cheese. We don't mix the pasta with sour cream, rather the cheese itself, and top it with the sour cream before putting it in the oven. Alternatively, the sour cream is mixed in with the cheese. Trust me, it is the right cheese that really makes this dish. Read More
(53)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2007
This is an amazing meal! This recipe is the authentic way of making it, don't change a thing as it doesn't need it. My Hungarian parents always made this and it taste awsome! You could skip the oven part and just warm cottage cheese and sour cream on stove top with the noodles. I made this for my family and my daughter loves it! Yummy. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
delicious recipe...I too did not believe this could be so good...I did add a little smoked paprika and Lawry's garlic powder to the dish, yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
My mom was of Hungarian descent and used to make this all the time minus the bacon. It was my comfort food growing up! Can be made even easier with just the noodles cottage cheese salt and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2008
Charlee this is really good! I didn't use bacon (because I didn't have any)...instead did as one reviewer suggested and caramelized onions. I added a little balsamic vinegar & brown sugar as I was sauteeing them to add sweetness and nice color - and used whole wheat noodle pasta. The taste reminded me of the noodle pudding I ate when vacationing in Prague. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2007
We make this once a week on Grocery Day. It is so easy and everyone loves it. Hubby's Family is Hungarian and this is just one of So many amazing meals to make. A lot of the times we do not add the bacon and just salt and pepper it and we just make it on the stove top.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2010
I was a little nervous about the combo of ingredients. But I had a container of cottage cheese I needed to use and I was feeling adventurous! Boy was I glad I tried it-my husband was REALLY happy! I made a few modifications-I didn't have bacon so I added chopped ham on top. In the oven it became really crispy. I also added 1/2 a container of onion dip and 1/2 sour cream. It really added to the flavor. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
This recipe caught my eye when looking for something to use homemade egg noodles with. The recipe for Egg Noodles by Linda was the perfect compliment to this one. Used half the sour cream twice the bacon and chives for presentation/flavor and this became the most unique outstanding side dish ever. Lots of work...but worth every second spent!!! To heck with fast and easy...this dish really rocks!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2010
This is truly authentic just like my Hungarian grandma would make. I used bow-tie pasta instead of the egg noodles and used a whole bunch more of bacon because it seemed the amount for the recipe wasn't enough to evenly distribute the little bits. Read More
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