Saturday, November 19, 2016

Almost Lasagna...clear...windy....29*

 If  you are like us and love the flavor combinations of Lasagna, but don't like all the work of preparing it, this pasta dish is a wonderful substitute! And a welcome one dish meal  on a cold day (just add garlic bread!)

1/2 pound Hamburger
1 onion, Chopped
1/4 cup, wine (Optional)
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 can pasta sauce, any flavor
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tsp. granulated garlic
1 cup frozen spinach
1 cup small curd cottage cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 (16 oz bag) bow tie pasta
1/2 cup shredded Italian blend or Mozzarella Cheese

 In large pan, Sauté Hamburger and onion together till all pink is gone, add wine if using , stir, add next four ingredients, simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile in large pot cook pasta according to package instructions.
When pasta is almost done, add Spinach, cottage cheese & parmesan cheese to sauce, stir well, cover and turn heat off. Drain pasta, stir sauce again and add pasta to sauce, stir well, sprinkle with shredded cheese and cover let sit 10 minutes before serving.


  1. Hi Joanne, thanks for the recipe. It sounds delicious and I'm so sorry I haven't got back to you but I'm having alot of health issues and can't get on here much . I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.

  2. Sounds good, will have to try this one when I don't want to make the real lasagna. I used to use ricotta cheese all the time, then one day in a chicken alfredo 3 cheese stuffed shell recipe it called for large curd cottage cheese! It was amazing. You can't always find the ricotta & cottage cheese works great! Let me know if you want to try this chicken one, it is now our favorite dish!

    1. sounds amazing, we eat a lot of chicken, would love to try it!


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