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Dorcas Peachy's Hamburger and Noodle Casserole


  • 2 cups sour cream a 16-ounce container
  • 2 cups small-curd cottage cheese a 16-ounce container
  • ΒΌ cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
  • 1 7- to 8- ounce package medium egg noodles
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground round or well-trimmed chuck
  • 1 small jar pizza sauce about 14 oz. (
  • Note: You can also use plain tomato sauce in place of pizza sauce


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the sour cream, cottage cheese, onion, and parsley; set aside. In a large saucepan, cook the noodles according to the package directions.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan, over medium heat, and add the ground beef, stirring now and then until the meat is no longer pink.
  • Drain off all liquid and discard.
  • Stir in the pizza sauce, basil, oregano, salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 325-f degrees.
  • Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan and begin layering as follows: one-third of the meat sauce, one-half of the noodles, and one-half of the sour cream mixture. Repeat these layers, ending with the meat sauce.
  • Bake covered for 1 hour or until the casserole is bubbly.
  • If you would like, remove the cover the last 20 minutes of baking to crunch up the topping a bit. Allow to stand for 15 minutes, then serve.
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