Creamy and Cheesy Italian Casserole

Kami Roberts

By
@kroberts1140

My mother made a similar casserole when I was a teenager, and I started making it when my husband and I were dating. It's one of our families most requested dishes, and it goes fast regardless of how rich and sinful it is because of all the cheeses. Not for someone who is on a diet, but a scoopful makes great comfort food. I use farfalle because that's my husband's favorite, but almost any medium pasta shape will work with this dish.


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Serves:

4 to 6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 lb
ground beef
1 medium
yellow onion, chopped
2 Tbsp
green bell pepper
1 c
cottage cheese, small curd
1/2 c
sour cream
8 oz pkg
cream cheese, softened
16 oz
spaghetti sauce
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley, coarsely chopped
salt and pepper
1/4 tsp
worcestershire sauce
8 oz
farfalle pasta, cooked according to package directions

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Saute peppers in butter over medium high heat for three minutes, add onions and cook until until tender. Crumble in ground beef, and fry until meat is no longer pink. Pour off fat from pan and add Worcestershire sauce, blend, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir in spaghetti sauce, turn heat down to medium, and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
2
Preheat oven to 375. Mix cottage cheese with cream cheese in very large mixing bowl until well blended, stir in sour cream. Stir in parsley and mix thoroughly. Mix in pasta, gradually, until all is incorporated. Cheeses will be a little clumpy. Pour cheese and pasta mixture into a medium casserole dish.
3
Pour beef mixture over cheese and pasta mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian