Mmm, Comfort Food
I debated whether or not to blog this recipe, but I just adore it. This is a recipe my mom threw together many (like, before I was even around) years ago while trying to use ingredients she had on hand. My mom is an amazing women, and has definitely been through more than anyone should. Despite that, she has the biggest, kindest heart of anyone I know. Many people worry about turning out just like their mom, but I should only be so lucky. Anyways, I have loved it since the first time I ate it, and repeatedly asked for this meal as a kid. This is a breeze to throw together and pretty “light” since the cream sauce is really made from cottage cheese. This is nothing extravagant and completely unphotogenic, so just trust me when I say it tastes GREAT!
I have had a hard time finding Kluski noodles since moving to Florida so I stock up whenever I do find them. I really think these are essential in this casserole.
Kluski Noodle Casserole
1 Package Kluski noodles
2-3 Cups mozzarella cheese
1 lb ground beef
1 bunch green onions, chopped
12-16 oz cottage cheese
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 can evaporated milk
1 Tbsp corn starch
Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, to taste
Cook Kluski noodles according to package directions (they usually boil for aboue 20 minutes)
In a medium bowl combine cottage cheese, tomato sauce, evaporated milk, corn starch, and seasoned salt. Set aside
In a large skillet cook ground beef until cooked through. Add green onions and toss to combine. Remove from heat. Add kluski noodles and toss.
Grease the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Pour noodle mixture into dish and pour cottage cheese mixture on top. Spread mozzarella cheese evenly over casserole.
Bake, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Bake an additional 10 minutes, uncovered. Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.
Source: My Mom