February 10, 2014
(From Pasta Primo Vino 2008)
1 (16 ounce) package medium noodles
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
salt & pepper
1 cup 1% milkfat cottage cheese
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped onion
1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican style cheese blend
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain, rinse quickly with cold water, and set aside.
Brown beef and garlic. Drain fat. Stir in spaghetti sauce, sugar, and salt & pepper to taste. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, blend cottage cheese and cream cheese. Add sour cream and onion and blend all.
Prepare a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick spray and layer as follows:
1st layer: 1/2 of noodles
2nd layer: all of the cheese & sour cream mixture
3rd layer: other 1/2 of noodles
4th layer: meat and sauce mixture
Spread shredded cheese over all.
Bake for 30 minutes.