April 21, 2020

RECIPE: Gobby's Noodle Cream Cheese Casserole

Gobby is an affectionate name given to my maternal grandmother, who passed away in 1999. After she died, my aunt made a cookbook out of Gobby's recipes and passed the books out to the women in the family. I love the book! It's so nostalgic for me--some of the recipes are more modern, and some are very old.

This recipe is my favorite in the book! The cream cheese and sour cream mixed together is a great combo. This is 100% the best comfort food.

I've even used these ingredients to make a lasagna, which makes the lasagna unique with the sour cream. Lots of compliments when I made that for a get-together!

Gobby's Cream Cheese Casserole Lasagna

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Gobby's Noodle Cream Cheese Casserole

16 oz (dry) small shell pasta (or radiatore)
2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
16 oz ground turkey (or beef)
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce + 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temp
1 cup sour cream
8 oz cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions.

Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add onion and sauté for a minute or two and then add the ground turkey or beef. Cook, breaking up turkey, until it is browned and onions are soft. Drain fat, and add the tomato sauce.

In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer, combine the cream cheese and sour cream until smooth.

To assemble casserole: In a large casserole dish, layer half the pasta, and spread half the cream cheese mixture over the pasta. Then spread half of the beef mixture. Repeat layers. Top with cheese.

Bake uncovered at 350 F for 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Makes about 8 servings.


  1. Thank you, thank you and your grandma for this recipe... I made it yesterday for a party (no meat), and both adults and kids couldn't stop talking about how good it was.

  2. My husband makes something similar - but with egg noodles. SO good!


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