Sour Cream Noodle Bake

1 1/4 lb. ground beef or ground turkey

15 oz. can of tomato sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

onion powder (to taste)

8 oz. egg noodles

3/4 cup sour cream

1 1/4 cup small curd cottage cheese

2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown the beef and drain fat. Season the beef with salt, pepper, and onion powder. Add the tomato sauce and let simmer for about ten minutes. Cook egg noodles as directed on the package. In a medium bowl, mix the cottage cheese and sour cream together. After draining the noodles, stir them into the sour cream mixture. Grease a 9 x 13" dish. Layer half the noodles on the bottom of the dish. Cover the noodles with half the beef. Then add a layer of cheddar cheese. Repeat each layer using the rest of the ingredients. Bake for about 20 minutes.