3/25/13

Kinda Creamy Pasta Bake

Guys.  I've got some feelings I'd like to process.  

HA!  JOKES!

I've just got a slightly trashy pasta dish to share with you.  And by trashy, I mean amazing.  

My hat tips to Swayze as I discovered this recipe after she posted her version of it on the Instagram.  And the Pinterest.  It's quite the social media savvy recipe.  

Seriously y'all.  It's called Kinda Creamy Pasta Bake.  Of course we instagrammers and pinteresters were all over it.  If it's creamy, it's got cheese in it; if its a "bake" then it's easy.  Done.  

Browne Hounds and husbands were also all over it.  In fact, that Browne hound tried to sneak up to Brandon's bowl for a little taste.  Upon discovery, of course, he pulled the innocent hound face out, denying that any wrong doing had occurred.  
Look at him in the shadows.  Being all houndish and stuff.  Love.  

So this pasta.  Dude.  Make it.  Make it this week since (hopefully) it will be to spring-ish soon to make hearty pasta dishes.  

It's so good that it's not even right.  And the points value?  Not bad!  That is, of course, if you can exert the self control needed to only eat the one cup serving size.  But really guys.  Life is short.  Have a scoop and a half.  I wont tell anyone....   
Kinda Creamy Pasta Bake
adapted from Movita Beaucoup

1 lb extra lean ground beef
15 oz tomato sauce
8 oz no yolk egg noodles
1/2 cup light sour cream
1 cup light cottage cheese
3 green onions, chopped
1 cup of reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat the oven to 350. 
 
In a large pan, cook the ground beef.  Season generously with salt and pepper.  Pour in the tomato sauce and let it simmer while you are doing everything else.  

Cook the egg noodles, drain and tranfer to a large bowl.  Pour in the source cream, cottage cheese and green onions.  Stir it all together. Season with pepper.  

In a large baking dish, layer the noodles, beef and shredded cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is good and melted.        

Serving size 1 cup (makes about 7)
Points plus 8 

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