Today's recipe is one of my go-to recipes for when a family needs a meal. It's quick, easy, cheap, and everyone likes it.
Here's what you'll need:
1 lb. ground beef seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chopped, dried onion flakes
1 (12 oz.) pkg. pasta (corkscrew or small shells or 3 different shaped pastas work really well and kids think they're fun to eat)
2 (26.5 oz.) containers spaghetti sauce
1 (16 oz.) carton cottage cheese
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 C. shredded Mozzarella cheese
1 C. sliced, fresh mushrooms (opt.)
Cook pasta according to instructions. Cook beef, with seasonings and mushrooms (if desired), in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked through. Drain pasta. In a large bowl, combine the spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, egg, and half of the cheese. Add the cooked hamburger and pasta. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake another 5 minutes.