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Layered Cheese and Beef Casserole

8 ounces uncooked medium egg noodles
1 lb ground beef
34 cup chopped onion
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 teaspoon salt
12 teaspoon garlic powder
14 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cottage cheese
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
13 cup thinly sliced green onion
14 cup chopped green bell pepper
12 cup grated parmesan cheese
additional grated parmesan cheese, if desired


Cook noodles to desired doneness as directed on package; drain. Meanwhile, in medium skillet over medium-high heat brown ground beef and 3/4 c. onions; drain. Add tomato sauce, salt, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes. Heat oven to 350. In medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, cream cheese, green onions, bell pepper and 1/2 c. Parmesan cheese; mix well. In ungreased 13 x 9 inch baking dish, layer half each of cooked noodles, meat sauce and cheese mixture; repeat layers. Sprinkle additional Parmesan cheese over top. Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

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