Baked Italian Pasta Casserole

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“This is an easy, cheap, lasagna-style pasta dish. My kids make it on their cooking night. Use any non-string pasta - macaroni, small shells, penne, etc. Use ground turkey and low fat cheeses to make more healthful. If I have time, I will saute onion, mushrooms, bell pepper, zucchini or something else on hand with the meat and add to the sauce.”

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  1. Cook pasta per package directions. Always salt pasta water. Pour cooked pasta into greased 9x13" baking pan.
  2. While pasta is cooking, brown meat. Once cooked thru, add sauce and let simmer while you finish cheese step.
  3. Put cottage cheese in a mixing bowl, add egg, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, 1/4 c parm cheese and 1/2 c mozzarella cheese. Mix well.
  4. Spread cheese mixture over pasta. Pour sauce mixture over cheese. Top with remaining shredded cheese.
  5. Bake at 350 until bubbly and cheese is golden brown, about 30-40 minutes.

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