Are you figuring out by now that I am in LOVE with anything that involves Cream Cheese or Sour Cream?
This is another favorite from waaay back in the day when I was a child. We called it “Regena Casserole” after my Aunt Regena gave the recipe to my mom to try. My kids have dubbed it “Gena Casserole”, since they call her Aunt Gena, but you can just call it Creamy Hamburger Casserole.
Or if you are Avery you can call it:
“My FAVOWITE PINK CASSEWOLE!”
The tomato sauce does turn pink, thanks to all the creamy stuff you add! 🙂
Creamy Hamburger Casserole
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- 1 pound Hamburger, Or Ground Turkey, Seasoned To Taste
- ½ cups Chopped Onion
- 15 ounces Tomato Sauce
- 10 ounces Tomato Soup
- 3 cups Colby Jack Or Casserole Cheese, Divided Use
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 4 ounces, weight Cream Cheese
- ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- ½ teaspoons Pepper
- 16 ounces, weight Egg Noodles (I Do Half White, Half Wheat)
In a large skillet, cook hamburger with chopped onions, drain.
In a separate pot, cook noodles, drain and rinse.
Combine all remaining ingredients (save out 1 1/2 cups cheese) in meat skillet, stirring on low heat, until cream cheese is dissolved. Add noodles, mix well.
Put in 9 x 13 casserole dish. Add remaining cheese to the top and bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes.
Enjoy your creamy, “pink” Casserole!