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Sloppy Joe Pasta

Since I found this quick-to-fix recipe a few years ago, it's become a regular part of my menu plans. Everyone loves the combination of sloppy joe ingredients, shell pasta and cheddar cheese. —Lynne Leih, Idyllwild, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope sloppy joe mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 package (7 ounces) small shell pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Stir in the sloppy joe mix, water, tomato sauce and tomato paste; heat through. Remove from the heat; stir in pasta.
  • Spoon half the mixture into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with cottage cheese and remaining pasta mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 291 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 904mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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