Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sloppy Joe Pasta

This is one of those recipes where I thought it was good, but my hubby loved it- so it's definitely a success!!

And the nice thing is that it's easy to put together and kinda fun since you get to use little shell noodles. :) It seems all my pasta dishes use penne or egg noddles, so I thought it was fun! I found this one in the Taste of Home magazine as well.

Here's what you'll need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 envelope sloppy joe mix
1 c. water
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz)
1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
1 package small shell pasta, cooked and drained
1 c. cottage cheese
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

What to do:
In a large saucepan, cook beef until no longer pink. Drain.

Stir in the sloppy joe mix, water, tomato paste and sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 5-8 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in pasta.

Spoon half into a greased baking dish. Top with cottage cheese and then remaining noodle mixture. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.

Bake, uncovered at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Serve warm and enjoy!

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