This recipe has been in my family for a few years now. I don't know where I got it, but I bless the soul of the brilliant person who came up with this one.
I couldn't snap a picture of if before it was half eaten, so it wouldn't have looked very appetizing, but the next time I make it, I will add a picture to this post.
You have to let this sit over night. No cutting corners. Trust me.
8oz noodles (and shape will do)
1 lb ground meat (I use beef or bison)
1 can tomato sauce
salt & pepper
8oz cottage cheese (I use fat free)
8oz cream cheese (I use fat free)
1/4 c sour cream (I use fat free)
1/3 c minced onion
1/4 c chopped red pepper
2 T margarine
Cook noodles and drain. Saute meat. Stir in tomato sauce. Add salt & pepper to taste. Combine next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Layer casserole as follows: ½ the noodles, cheese mixture, remaining noodles, margarine, meat mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours but preferable over night. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
SO good. Serve this with a quick salad, and enjoy!