This recipe is super simple, and I've seen a lot of recipes like it, called various things. But, what is most important to take away is the concept of this dish- take it and use ingredients you like; make it how you like it! This is easier to make than lasagna, but tastes a lot like it, and it is delicious! Follow me...
|Your arsenal: pasta, beef, pasta sauce, cream cheese, sour cream, cottage cheese, and cheese.|
|Brown your beef, then add in your pasta sauce to about this extent- I used about 2/3 of the jar above.|
|Mix up your softened cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and 1 cup cheese.|
|Layer everything in a 9x13'' dish. Here's the pasta and beef- I just added the cheese mixture and mixed well.|
|Then top with your remaining 1/2 cup cheese, or a little more if you want! Then it's ready for the oven.|
-approx. 1 lb. beef, browned
-small jar or about 2/3 jar of pasta sauce
-8 oz. cream cheese, softened
-8 oz. cottage cheese
-8 oz. sour cream
-1 1/2 cups Italian blend cheese
-1 package penne pasta, cooked just al dente
Mix together the beef and pasta sauce.
Mix cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and 1 cup Italian cheese.
Mix pasta, beef and sauce, and cheese mixture in a greased 9 x 13'' pan.
Top with remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese.
Cook at 350 F for 35-40 minutes.
|Your finished product- easy, fast, and delicious. Yumm!|