Lasagna Casserole (a.k.a., Pat Nutter's Casserole)

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1/2 lb. wide egg noodles
1 lb. ground meat
2 8-oz. cans tomato sauce
1/2 lb. (1 cup) cottage cheese (I prefer low fat)
1 8-oz. pkg. soft cream cheese
1/3 c. sour cream
1/3 c. chopped green onion
1 tblsp. chopped green pepper (1/2 pepper)

NOTE: This is very rich. I recommend eliminating the cream cheese (perhaps increasing the cottage cheese to compensate).

Cook the noodles and drain them.

While the noodles are cooking, saute the meat in a skillet until it is browned.

Stir the tomato sauce into the meat, and remove from the heat.

Combine the cottage cheese and next four ingredients.'re ready to assemble the casserole:

—In a 2 qt. casserole, spread half the noodles, then:
—Cover with the cheese mixture;
—Cover with the rest of the noodles;
—Spread the tomato/meat sauce over the top.

Chill the casserole (it's good to make it a day ahead). Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Source: Pat Nutter