Good morning everyone! Happy Friday!
I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines day. I am really looking forward to going out to dinner tonight. Since we have been saving up for our first home, we haven’t had dining out in the budget. So we are making a special exception in this case.
If you live in the Vancouver area or are planning in visiting, we are going to Cielo’s Restaurant in White Rock
To Mr. Delish’s dismay, I will take some photos and do a review next week. He’s not so cool with the whole whipping out my camera and taking photos in the middle of dinner but he has learned to deal with it.
Okay, on to the casserole.
This casserole is a dish that was in a cookbook that Mr. Delish had when he was younger. It was one of those school cookbooks, where the kids put in their family recipe. I guess somewhere along the line the second best baseball team (aka B Team) came up with this recipe.
His mom used to make it a lot when he was a kid and he just LOVES it. I added in the Lasagna Casserole name because that really describes what it is. Basically it is a lasagna without the sheet noodles, so it is super easy to put together.
Since this is so quick and easy to put together and most of the ingredients are things you would probably already have on hand, this makes a perfect weeknight meal.
You can even make it ahead of time and then bake it off when you need it (just like a lasagna.)
Then pull it out of the oven, serve it with a big green salad, and you’re good to go!
Make this for your family tonight, it’s super kid friendly too. Not that I know the first thing about children.
Miss Delish asks:
What did you do for Valentine’s Day?
What is your favorite kid friendly meal?
This is a delicious and easy weeknight meal. It takes an hour to make but most of that time is in the oven!
- 1 lb broad egg noodles
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/2 cup diced carrot
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 16oz can tomato sauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
Cook noodles about 3 minutes less than package directions state, drain and set aside.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease a 9x13 deep baking dish.
In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the diced carrot and onion and saute for about 3-4 minutes until softened slightly. Add the ground beef, and cook until the beef is just cooked through, making sure to break up the meat as it is cooking. Add the tomato sauce and season generously with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and then lower the heat and allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Turn off the heat and set aside.
In a large bowl, add the sour cream, cottage cheese, parsley and season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked noodles and stir to combine.
Now pour the noodle mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Follow with the ground beef/sauce mix, and lastly top with the grated cheddar.
Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes until browned and bubbly. Serve with a nice big green salad, or a side of steamed veggies.
Make this up until the point of baking it, but instead cover with saran wrap and foil and freeze, just like you would with a lasagna!