An easy variation of an unhealthy, processed food, boxed meal. No “Helper” needed!
My kids LOVED this!!
1 lb. pkg Wide Egg Noodles OR Mafalda/Mafalde Pasta
1 lb. ground beef (85/15 lean)
1 (24oz) can Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce
1/2 cup water
1 Tbsp Chili powder
1/2 of a (24 oz) carton cottage cheese (4% milk fat)
1 cup 2% milk
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Garlic powder, Salt, & Pepper, to taste
Cook pasta as directed; drain & set aside.
In a large non-stick skillet, cook ground beef; drain & set aside.
In same skillet on medium-low heat, add sauce, water, chili powder, & spices; stir to blend.
Add cottage cheese; stir to mix.
Add cooked ground beef and cooked pasta; mix well.
Add shredded mozzarella and milk. Stir and heat through until cheese is nicely melted. (It will be stringy)
Variation: Cook & drain 1 lb. ground bulk sausage. Mix sausage and ground beef together. Add to sauce and follow rest of the recipe.