Sunday, August 19, 2012

Eight Layer Casserole

Randal was a little concerned when I told him I was going to make this because of the spinach, but even though the picture doesn't make this look so great, it was actually quite good and Randal even managed to look past the spinach!


1 pound ground beef
16 oz tomato sauce
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup sour cream
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp onion, chopped
3 cups dried noodles
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, cooked and well-drained
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Pre-heat oven to 350 and grease a baking dish and set aside.
Cook noodles according to package directions, drain and set aside.
Brown the beef in a large skillet, drain and stir in tomato sauce, basil, sugar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper into skillet. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl stir together the sour cream and cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Stir in milk and onion. In prepared baking dish, layer half of the noodles, half of the meat mixture, half of the cream cheese mixture, and all of the spinach. Top with the remaining meat mixture and noodles.

Cover casserole with lightly greased foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and top with remaining cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with the cheese and bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted.  
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1 comment:

Andrea {blonde ambitions} said...

Yum! This sounds like my kind of meal!