My New Favorite Freezer Meal

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

As many of you know I do freezer cooking and LOVE it.  I don't know how I survived before with having to come up with dinner each night and then cooking it.  Life is so much easier and economical cooking in bulk and freezing it.  I used to have a cooking day with a friend to do our meals.  Lately though we have been making seven meals and then exchanging.  This system has a lot of benefits.  We don't have too coordinate a shopping list and I don't have to lug all my ingredients to her house.  We can cook in smaller batches and then exchange meals by a certain date.

Recently, I came across a great freezer meal, sour cream noodle bake.  I think I have had this dish before at church potlucks.  Here is the recipe:

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

1 lb. hamburger
1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
black pepper
8 oz. (weight) egg noodles
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/4 cup small curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup grated sharp cheddar

Preheat the oven to 350. Brown the hamburger, drain the fat and add the tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Stir and then simmer while you prepare the rest.  Cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside. Combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add pepper and then the noodles and onion and stir. To assemble: add half of the noodles to the baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half of the cheese. Repeat the layers. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.


Anonymous said...

I think this is similar to the Sour Cream Noodle Back that Pioneer Woman posted a recipe for a few months ago...I have made her recipe several times AND frozen it!! It freezes great! AND tastes great!! :) One of my new favorites also!

The Zookeeper said...

Looks wonderful and sounds as great! Will have to try this one!

Debbie said...

Candace- I think it might be originally from her. It is so yummy!!