My grandmother got this recipe from an old neighbor, it's a lot like lasagna...but a lot better! It's absolutely delicious. Try it yourself!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Stir in crushed garlic, salt, sugar and tomato sauce; cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and set aside.

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

  • In a small bowl combine green onions, cream cheese and sour cream. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, place 1/3 of the noodles, cheese mixture, and tomato sauce; repeat twice. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese on top of the casserole.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly; serve.

Nutrition Facts

489.2 calories; 24.8 g protein; 30 g carbohydrates; 121.3 mg cholesterol; 587.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2007
YUM! This taste like lasagna. I did make it a couple times. The first time I followed the recipe. It was a little bland to me. The next time I browned the meat and used minced garlic onion powder (or minced onions) pepper and salt. I didn't put in the green onions because we don't like them. I also put more cheese too. I really liked the cream cheese in this recipe. I didn't think it sounded very good. Just give it a try and you may like it like I did! My 6 and 9 year old liked it too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2011
It wasn't bad but honestly it wasn't that good either. I mean it didn't have much of a taste and for all the things in it I would expect more. Read More
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68 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2007
YUM! This taste like lasagna. I did make it a couple times. The first time I followed the recipe. It was a little bland to me. The next time I browned the meat and used minced garlic onion powder (or minced onions) pepper and salt. I didn't put in the green onions because we don't like them. I also put more cheese too. I really liked the cream cheese in this recipe. I didn't think it sounded very good. Just give it a try and you may like it like I did! My 6 and 9 year old liked it too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/03/2007
YUM! This taste like lasagna. I did make it a couple times. The first time I followed the recipe. It was a little bland to me. The next time I browned the meat and used minced garlic onion powder (or minced onions) pepper and salt. I didn't put in the green onions because we don't like them. I also put more cheese too. I really liked the cream cheese in this recipe. I didn't think it sounded very good. Just give it a try and you may like it like I did! My 6 and 9 year old liked it too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2007
This is a good foundational recipe IF you DECREASE the amount of green onions and ADD one can of Cream of Mushroom soup. Mix the CR soup with the cream cheese sour cream and green onions. This adds so much more flavor. After these modifications this dish was HEAVENLY. My family LOVED it!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/21/2007
I mixed everthing together. I left out the onions because my family does not like them. Everyone enjoyed. Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2007
I liked this a lot. I think the meat need more seasoning. I used seasoning salt. I also added a tad of milk to the cream mixture and used neufchatel instead of cream cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2006
Another note about this one - I mixed a small container of cottage cheese the cream cheese it calls for the sour cream it calls for and added both parmesan cheese and mozarella cheese. I also added 1 can (15oz) crushed tomatoes to the meat mixture. I also mixed EVERYTHING together (the meat mix when it's fully cooked the cheese combo and the noodles) - I think it "melds" the flavors better - two picky kids (7 and 10) in our house LOVED this... Next I'm going to experiment on ways to cut down on the fat. Awesome recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2003
pretty good but less onion would be better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2006
We really liked this. I blended the cream cheese mixture into the tomato mixture like someone suggested. I also left the green onions out because of my husband and 2 year old. I then just sprinkled them fresh on top of my bowl. It was yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2009
This was kind of like hamburger helper but much better and definitely healthier since there are no preservatives! I will definitely make this again. My husband thought it could use a bit more sauce so I might increase that a bit next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2010
This recipe is easy and tasty but it lacks something. I followed the recipe but omitted the green onion due to preference but sustituted with onion powder in the meat/sauce mix. As I was adding the first layer of the cheese mix on top of the noodles I decided it would be much easier to mix the cheese and meat/sauce all together to spread on top of the noodle layers. Because it's easy and tasty I will make again and play around with some seasonings to make it a 5-star in my book. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2011
It wasn't bad but honestly it wasn't that good either. I mean it didn't have much of a taste and for all the things in it I would expect more. Read More
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