Where do some recipes get their names?! Well, Husband's Delight is the name of a recipe I've been hearing about forever so I knew I just had to try it. I've also heard it called Martha's Casserole. Well, whatever its called, it is delicious and its now one of my favorite dinners. It's like if a lasagna and stroganoff had a delicious baby, this would be that baby. Now that I've grossed you out with food baby talk, onto the recipe! This recipe is enough to probably serve 6-8 people. Since just my husband and I eat this, it usually lasts us two meals plus at least two leftover lunches for him!
1-1/4 pound Ground Chuck
1 can 15-ounces Tomato Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
8 ounces, weight Egg Noodles
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1-1/4 cup Small Curd Cottage Cheese (or 1 cup of cream cheese)
1/4 cup Sliced Green Onions
1 cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese (but I use 2)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown ground chuck in a large skillet. Drain fat, then add tomato sauce. 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Add to noodles and stir. Add green onions and stir.
To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half the grated cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted.
Serve with crusty bread.
This makes a big casserole and I don't have a casserole dish so I just make it in my ceramic pie plate. The plate almost overflows but its been working for me. I was so excited to eat it that I forgot to take pictures of it sliced up on a plate so you could see the layers! Oh well, I guess I'll have to take one for the team and make another one soon so that I can take more pictures!