Today was cold and snowy out so I wanted to make some warm comfort food for dinner. I tried a recipe from my favorite magazine (Southern Living) tonight and it was so great I thought I would share!!! Do you love lasagna but hate to make it because it is such a pain? Well, this is close and so easy. My husband said it was his new favorite meal. I just added a caesar salad (in the bag) and it was so good.  Let me know if you liked as much as we did!

Beef Lombardi

Southern Living

Yield: Makes 6 servings


  • 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


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.

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


5 thoughts on “Yum-O!

  1. Just found your blog and I really am in love with it. Really great inspiration to be had here, and I am definately going to try this recipe! Looks amazing!

  2. This sounds delish, Tam. Think I’ll try this this week. Perfect for a cold night! 🙂 Always looking for something easy and yummy!

    • Log in and go to your dashboard, then all the way down at the bottom go to appearance, then extras, then click on make snow on blog, then update. Good til Jan. 4 2010…….

      • Can’t wait to Clark can eat real food (you know what I mean) so I can try this recipe, sounds wonderful!

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