"Bring Home the Bacon" Budget Bake
This budget-friendly recipe will quickly become a family favorite!
"Bring Home the Bacon" Budget Bake is an easy ground beef casserole recipe that is cheap enough to make any night of the week and so tasty you won't be bored. This filling casserole recipe layers egg noodles, a creamy cheese mixture, ground beef and marinara sauce on top of each other for a filling casserole that is a great and wholesome weeknight meal. Baked some garlic bread and whip up a salad for an Italian-themed meal that costs a fraction of what you'd spend taking your family out to dinner.
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage, browned and drained
- 1 (12-ounce) bag egg noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups cottage cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl, combine sour cream, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, and oregano.
In a baking dish, layer half the prepared egg noodles, meat, cottage cheese mixture, shredded cheese, and marinara sauce. Continue to layer with the other half portioned ingredients. End with a layer or marinara and top with shredded cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until bubbly and golden.
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