|1 pkg (375 g)||Catelli® Healthy Harvest® Whole Wheat Macaroni|
|1 lb (500 g)||extra lean ground beef|
|4||cloves 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|
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.
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.
|Tip||Strained 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.|