Total Time:

10 min(Preparation) / 25 min(Cooking)

Servings:

8

Shortcut 'Lasagne' Macaroni


Ingredients

1 pkg (375 g)Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Whole Wheat Macaroni
1 lb (500 g)extra lean ground beef
1onion, chopped
4cloves garlic, minced
 1 tbsp (15 mL)dried Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp (2 mL)each salt and pepper
 2 1/2 cups (625 mL)strained, puréed tomatoes, about 1 jar
2 cups (500 mL)1% cottage cheese
4 cups (1 L)lightly packed baby spinach leaves
1 cup (250 mL)diced part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup (50 mL)grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation

1
Prepare the macaroni according to package directions; drain well and keep warm. Meanwhile, set a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Crumble in the beef. Add the onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until beef is browned.
2
Pour in the tomatoes and bring to a boil; reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in the cooked macaroni, cottage cheese, spinach, mozzarella and Parmesan. Cook, stirring often, for 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through and spinach is wilted.

 



TipStrained puréed tomatoes (or passata) is a tomato product that often contains less sodium than prepared tomato sauces or crushed tomatoes. Check the nutrient facts panels to choose the brand with the least amount of sodium.

 

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