"Spaghetti with a twist! Your standard spaghetti topped with a combination of mozzarella/cottage cheese and a layer of pepperoni to top it off. The sausage can be substituted with hamburger." — CKROPER
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1 (16 ounce) package
uncooked rotini pasta
ground Italian sausage
1 (16 ounce) jar
2 (12 ounce) containers
1 (2.25 ounce) can
sliced black olives
shredded mozzarella cheese
2 (3 ounce) packages
this was really good and so easy to make! i substituted ricotta instead of the cottage cheese, it turned out really well!
Double the sauce, cut the cottage cheese in half, or I wouldn't make it. Made this for a friend, and her family. They had to add sauce to their plates to get through it, and try to scrape half the cottage cheese off. Also, if you want it to have flavor, add onions, garlic, maybe peppers and oregano. When I made it, the sauce BARELY coated the pasta. It just really needs more sauce, less cottage cheese. Won't make this again.
This was an easy delicious recipe. I mixed frozen spinach that was drained in with the cottage cheese.
My family loves this dish. I have a picky 5 yr. old who only wants pizza and hot dogs. This dish has become her favorite. I made a few changes. I started off by sauteeing a frozen 3 pepper and onion blend in evoo with minced garlic. I then added the Italian sausage to it. I used 2 16 oz. jars of Spaghetti Sauce instead of 1. I took out the black olives and added frozen spinach. I used 16oz. of mozzarella as well. I had enough left over for leftovers for my lunch and dinner again. This was totally full of awesomeness.
I made this ahead of time, made it up to the point of baking.froze it brought it out 2 days later, thawed and baked as usual. I used 2 jars of sauce.
This was SO EASY to make and it turned out perfectly. My fiancee hates olives, though, so I eliminated those. He suggested using mushrooms instead, so I'll have to try that next time. Will definitely be using this recipe again!
This recipe owns because it's cheap and you can really stretch it to feed whoever you've got hanging around. Most of the ingredients used in this dish was bought either at Dollar Tree or Grocery Outlet. No italian sausage on hand, but I did have a pound of ground beef. I sauteed one onion and a couple minced cloves of garlic in EVOO, then added the meat. My boys aren't big on cottage cheese, so I only used 12 oz. and I added another 14 oz. jar of Ragu. I tasted it and thought it needed a little something, so I added a tsp. of Italian seasoning and a couple shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce. My boys and I ate the heck out of this. I love how you can make this casserole to suit your family. I served it with Parmesan Herb Bread, which is also from this site. This recipe makes a lot so make sure you're hungry. I'd like to make this again and see if I can't cut back on the meat and use more fresh chopped veggies, like carrots, zucchini and spinach.
This was delicious! However, if I make it again, I will add Italian Seasoning...maybe some spinach, and mushrooms to spice it up. It's one of those recipes that you can do a variety of things to. My husband loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 306
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