Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes: 8 cups
Serving Size 1 Cup
1⁄2 pound ground beef
1⁄2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 1⁄2 cups spaghetti or pasta sauce (26 to 28 ounce container)
1 cup water
8 ounces wide noodles
1 package frozen chopped spinach, thawed (10 ounce)
1 package lowfat cottage cheese (12 ounces or 2 cups)
1⁄2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
- Stir ground beef, onion, and garlic together in a large skillet over medium high heat (350 degrees in an electric skillet) until meat is browned.
- Add spaghetti sauce and water to skillet and bring to a boil.
- Add uncooked noodles, stir, cover with lid, reduce the heat and simmer 5 minutes.
- Squeeze the thawed spinach to remove the juice then stir into the noodle mixture. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Spoon cottage cheese over the top. Sprinkle with mozzarella, cover and heat another 5 to 10 minutes until heated through and noodles are tender.
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
- Add fresh or canned (drained) sliced mushrooms.
- Use whole wheat pasta instead to increase fiber and make this a whole grain meal.
- Try pasta in a different shape.