Easy Peesy Cavatini

With a few slight modifications, I am really digging this recipe I found online this week! Pinterest for the win again people! It was easy, delicious, and made enough for leftovers for my family of four. 

Ingredients:

  •  1 c macaroni
  •  1 c rigatoni
  •  1 c rotini
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package pepperoni (my package was 6oz)
  • 24 oz jar spaghetti sauce
  • 16 oz cottage cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • salt to taste (on meat)
  •  garlic powder to taste (on meat)

Directions

  • Cook three pastas together
  • In large saucepan, saute ground beef, onion, and green pepper until cooked thoroughly. (Add salt and garlic powder to taste- I used about 1 tsp salt and 1 TBSP garlic powder). Add pepperonis, cooking roughly 5 minutes, then drain grease
  • Add spaghetti sauce and simmer together for 5 minutes
  • Spray casserole dish liberally with cooking spray (my casserole dish was a round 12 inch one and it was almost too small just FYI) 
  • Put half of cooked pastas onto bottom of casserole dish, top with half meat mixture, next cottage cheese, then half mozzarella cheese
  • Layer again the remaining pasta, remaining meat mixture, and remaining mozzarella cheese
  • Cook in oven 350 for 35 minutes
Look at that creamy goodness people! 

Look at that creamy goodness people!