Noodles Riviera

Noodles Riviera

1/2 lb. ground beef
1 Tbs olive oil
1 clove garlic minced
freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1 pkg spaghetti sauce mix
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
4 (6 oz) cans water
8 oz medium egg noodles
3 oz cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 Tbs chopped parsley
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Brown meat; add pepper, garlic, sauce mix, thyme, tomato paste, and water. Bring to a boil and simmer 20 - 25 minutes, uncovered.

Cook pasta, drain. Put half noodles in a greased 9x13 pan.

Spread with half meat sauce. Blend cream cheese and sour cream til smooth; and parsley and half the parmesan.

Spread 2/3 of this over the meat sauce topped noodles. Cover with rest of noodles then rest of sauce. Drop rest of cheese mixture over all with a spoon in equal dollops. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.