Tricia’s Easy Fancy Spaghetti Casserole

by Tricia H on September 27, 2012

I went to make our very favorite meal, Italian Stuffed Shells. Alas, no large shell pasta was in the pantry. What was I to do? Aha! Make it anyway with spaghetti noodles. I already had the noodles cooked – leftover from spaghetti a couple nights ago.

So I mixed up the stuffing, poured in a can of sauce, added the cooked noodles. I tucked it in the oven. Frugal, favorite ingredient spaghetti feeds a crowd!

Feel free to sneak in a little spinach, a scoop of sour cream or whatever your favorite spaghetti toppings are. This is truly a made up recipe, so the following ingredients are approximate. As long as your sauce keeps your noodles moist, you can’t go wrong.

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Easy Fancy Spaghetti Casserole

Adapted from Italian Stuffed Shells

Yield – 7 servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • leftover, cooked spaghetti noodles (no certain amounts, just enough for your family)
  • 1 can of your favorite spaghetti sauce (I used a .99 can of Hunts Garlic and Herb)
  • 1/2 of a 24 oz. container of cottage cheese (approximately 12 oz.)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

 

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a casserole dish.
  • Bake at 350 for approximately 20 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.
  • Serve topped with a little more cheese, if you like.

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Jenny September 28, 2012 at 11:12 am

This is an easy and delicious way to save money. I like the approximate ingredients and amounts. It is exactly the way I like to cook for my family and it really helps our monthly budget.

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