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Beef Lombardi

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 50 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-oz.) package medium egg noodles
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 (14 1/2-oz.) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Italian six-cheese blend

Nutrition Information

  • calories 642
  • fat 38.9 g
  • satfat 19.8 g
  • monofat 10.6 g
  • polyfat 1.4 g
  • protein 34.8 g
  • carbohydrate 40.2 g
  • fiber 4.8 g
  • cholesterol 136 mg
  • iron 3.9 mg
  • sodium 1540 mg
  • calcium 516 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare egg noodles according to package directions.

  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle ground beef with 1 1/4 tsp. salt and Italian seasoning. Cook beef in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring often, 5 to 6 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink.

  3. Stir in tomato paste, and cook 2 minutes; stir in tomatoes, 1/2 cup water, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 8 minutes.

  4. Microwave cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl at HIGH 20 seconds. Stir in sour cream and green onions. Stir cream cheese mixture into hot cooked noodles.

  5. Place noodle mixture in bottom of a lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dish. Top with beef mixture; sprinkle with shredded Italian cheese.

  6. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

  7. Note: To lighten, substitute low-fat or fat-free sour cream and 2% reduced-fat cheese.

Cook's Notes

For an easy side, whisk together 1/2 cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette dressing, 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil, and 1 Tbsp. honey until blended. Serve over mixed greens.