A Dairy Good Pasta Bake

I will keep this short and sweet, because is there anything worse than trying to find a recipe and having to read a life story before you get to the goods? I was challenged to make a dish using a lot of dairy – I think I succeeded, and it was amazing!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds of ground beef
  • 16 oz noodles of your choice
  • 1.5 jars pasta sauce
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • 9×13 pan

How to make this simple pasta bake:

  • Brown the ground beef and mix in a jar of pasta sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. (I didn’t measure, just seasoned to taste!)
  • Set that aside and start cooking your noodles.
  • While those are cooking, mix together the cottage cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese in a bowl.
  • Once noodles are cooked and drained, grab your 9×13 pan and pour half the noodles in.
  • Pour half the meat sauce mixture over the noodles.
  • Next put the whole cheese mixture on top of that.
  • Layer the rest of the noodles.
  • Then the rest of the meat sauce.
  • I added another half jar of sauce over that because I personally don’t like “dry” bakes.
  • Top that baby with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and pop it in the oven for about 30 minutes (or until your child is screaming of hunger) at 350°F.

That’s it! Easy and delicious. We finished the meal with sweet corn, garlic bread, and a glass of milk! We call that #dishingupdairy!

Let me know if you make it or how you customize it to your family!

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