Recipe by Charlee
"This recipe is great for nights when you get home and need something to wind down. 'Turos Csusza' is a Hungarian dish I learned from my Dad last year when I turned twelve. It consists of bacon, egg noodles, sour cream, and cottage cheese. 'Elvezet!'"
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1 (16 ounce) package
3 1/2 slices
1 (12 ounce) container
salt to taste
This is an amazing meal! This recipe is the authentic way of making it, don't change a thing as it doesn't need it. My Hungarian parents always made this and it taste awsome! You could skip the oven part and just warm cottage cheese and sour cream on stove top with the noodles. I made this for my family and my daughter loves it! Yummy.
I'm sorry for the few stars but even though American folks seem to like this recipe it is not a túrós csusza. That's primarily because cottage cheese does not exist in Hungary. We use "túró" (hence the name) which is a slightly curdier version of what you buy in the US as farmers' cheese. We don't mix the pasta with sour cream, rather the cheese itself, and top it with the sour cream before putting it in the oven. Alternatively, the sour cream is mixed in with the cheese. Trust me, it is the right cheese that really makes this dish.
delicious recipe...I too did not believe this could be so good...I did add a little smoked paprika and Lawry's garlic powder to the dish, yummy!
My mom was of Hungarian descent and used to make this all the time, minus the bacon. It was my comfort food growing up! Can be made even easier with just the noodles, cottage cheese, salt and pepper.
Charlee, this is really good! I didn't use bacon (because I didn't have any)...instead did as one reviewer suggested and caramelized onions. I added a little balsamic vinegar & brown sugar as I was sauteeing them to add sweetness and nice color - and used whole wheat noodle pasta. The taste reminded me of the noodle pudding I ate when vacationing in Prague.
We make this once a week on Grocery Day. It is so easy and everyone loves it. Hubby's Family is Hungarian and this is just one of So many amazing meals to make. A lot of the times we do not add the bacon and just salt and pepper it and we just make it on the stove top. :)
This recipe caught my eye when looking for something to use homemade egg noodles with. The recipe for Egg Noodles by Linda was the perfect compliment to this one. Used half the sour cream, twice the bacon and chives for presentation/flavor and this became the most unique outstanding side dish ever. Lots of work...but worth every second spent!!! To heck with fast and easy...this dish really rocks!!!
I like to add some dried chives to this recipe. The flavor is subtle but very good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Turos Csusza (Pasta with Cottage Cheese)
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 198
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