Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Triple Cheese Delight Casserole


This is my kind of comfort food. I grew up eating lots of casseroles when I was growing up, considering Goulash and this casserole immediately bring me back 20 years.

Wow...am I that old already? 20 years? yeeeesh.

I've heard many variations to the name, from Husband's Delight and my mom's recipe is called Double Cheese Delight. I really think it should be called Quadruple Cheese Delight, because there are technically four cheeses in it, but that's just the Type-A part of my brain coming out.

While making this casserole, I skipped the cottage cheese and sour cream and used more cream cheese (4 oz) to make up the difference. I couldn't tell a difference, and it was a lot cheaper buying only cream cheese and not the other two cheeses. But then it would technically be called Double Cheese Delight - you make this, and name it whatever you'd like - I won't tell!

I am also sharing this at What's Cooking Wednesday.

Triple Cheese Delight Casserole
Makes 4 servings

4 ounces uncooked medium noodles
1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup chopped onions
1 tablespoon chopped celery
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 3-ounce package cream cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
Shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350. Cook noodles, drain. In a large skillet, cook and stir meat, onion and celery until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir in tomato sauce and salt. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream and noodles. Pour into ungreased 1 1/2 quart casserole. Cover. Bake 30 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese last 5 or 10 minutes.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking 

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