Hamburger Cheese Bake

Hamburger Cheese Bake
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 12 ounce lean ground beef

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 cup dried medium noodles (about 8 ounces)

  • 1 cup cottage cheese

  • ½ 8 ounce package cream cheese, cubed and softened

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • cup sliced green onions (3)

  • ¼ cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • 2 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

  • Fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a large skillet cook the ground beef and onion until meat is brown and onion is tender; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Remove from heat.

  2. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to package directions; drain. In a medium bowl stir together the cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, green onions, and sweet pepper until combined.

  3. Spread half of the noodles in the prepared baking dish. Top with about half of the meat mixture, then all of the cottage cheese mixture, spreading evenly. Top with the remaining noodles and remaining meat mixture. Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese.

  4. Bake, uncovered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. If desired, garnish with parsley, if desired.


Prepare casserole as directed through Step 3. Cover unbaked casserole with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Remove plastic wrap and cover loosely with foil. Bake in a 350°F oven for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake about 10 minutes more or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
15g Fat
26g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 551mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 8.9mg 45%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 463mg 10%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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