his rich, cheesy side dish is such an excellent meal extender that I always keep it in mind whenever I feel my menu needs a boost. It’s a quick and easy casserole to fix…and is always devoured in a hurry! -Shirley McKee, Varna, Illinois
Raise your hand if you love recipes with the word “Bake” in the title.
This is a classic old recipe shared with my mom by her friend Betty Daley. I always loved it growing up, but the first time I made it for my own household years ago, it was met with mixed reviews. The original recipe calls for quite a bit of sour cream, and since my nuclear family is a little sensitive to large amounts of the stuff, I’ve adapted it through the years to suit the picky palates of the people I live with.
Picky palates of the people. Thursday morning alliteration for you.
You’ll also need egg noodles. It’s hard to make Sour Cream Noodle Bake without the noodles!
Oh, and I like No Yolks. This is not a paid advertisement. No Yolks doesn’t know me. I just like the firm, wonderful texture of No Yolks.
Some other versions of Sour Cream Noodle Bake call for stirring the noodle mixture and the meat mixture together in one big batch, but I prefer the layered approach. Either way is yummy, though—go forth and do what you’d like!
What Ya’ll Need:
2 lb. Hamburger Meat
1 16 oz. bag of Extra Wide Egg Noodles
1 15 oz. of Ricotta Cheese
1 16 oz. of Sour Cream
1 8 oz. can of Hunts Tomato Sauce Basil, Garlic & Oregano
1 15 oz. can of Hunts Tomato Sauce original flavor
2 Cups of Shredded Sharp cheese*
What you Do:
Cook and drain hamburger meat. Then add the sauce’s and let simmer. Cook noodles as directed on package. Why noodles cook mix the sour cream and ricotta cheese in a bowl. Once noodles are done drain add to the cheese mixture and combine well. Take a 13×9 pan put some of the sauce on bottom layer noodles, the meat sauce and repeat. Top with shredded cheese. Bake in pre-heated oven at 375 for 25-30 mins. Remove let set 5 mins and serve up and enjoy.
**Cooking Tip: I think adding either mozzarella or Parmesan cheese would be a good taste for this dish.