1/2 lb. ground beef
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
8 ounces bow tie pasta, cooked
1 pkg. (8 oz.) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 c. cottage cheese
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Italian cheese blend
Brown ground beef in a saucepan with garlic; drain. Stir sauce into meat; simmer for 5 minutes. Add bow ties, mozzarella and cottage cheese; stir together and place in a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with Italian cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes; remove cover for last 5 minutes.
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Tips: This was an easy pasta casserole that was very simple to put together and my daughter loved it. If you happen to keep string cheese on hand, try stringing two sticks into small pieces in place of the 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese. It tasted great and allowed me to use something I already had on hand. I also shared this recipe at Harrigan Howdy's Recipe Share Party & Food on the Table's No Whine Wednesday.
Recipe adapted from Cheap & Easy Recipes Cookbook (Gooseberry Patch)