Stringy Pasta and Cheese

    1 hour 25 minutes

    This is a very yummy pasta dish with three kinds of cheese and a homemade tomato sauce. My family loves it.

    18 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 250g tomato puree
    • 1 (400g) tin tomatoes
    • 1 small onion, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 250g seashell pasta
    • 450g cottage cheese
    • 250g mozzarella cheese, grated
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
    2. Combine the tomato puree, tinned tomatoes, minced onion, salt, pepper and oregano in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
    3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse with cool water.
    4. Put a layer of cooked pasta in a greased 3 litre casserole dish. After the pasta, you put in the cottage cheese and spread it out to cover all the pasta. Layer on the sauce, then another layer of pasta, then the mozzarella cheese and more sauce. Add the last layer of pasta, the parmesan and finish with a layer of sauce.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

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    I made a lot of changes, but only to lower the calories and add more veggies. For the sauce, I chopped 1 onion, 3 tomatoes, and 1 green pepper in the food processor. I combined with 15 oz canned mushrooms and 8 oz tomato sauce. I then added pasta seasoning (basil, oregano, etc.), but did not cook. I used bowtie pasta and layered: 1/2 pasta, 1/2 sauce, cottage cheese, 1/2 pasta, 1/2 sauce, mozzarella cheese. This made 8 large servings at only 250 calories each.  -  15 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was very good! I made it exactly as written and we loved it. You could definitely add other vegetables to the sauce and change it up any way you prefer. I always make recipes as they are printed before adding my own touches though and this one is definitely 5 stars as written!  -  22 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Tasty basic recipe--kind of dish that both adults and kids would like. I followed recipe exactly except that I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese (I'm sure either is fine), and I added two cloves of crushed garlic to the sauce. Some of the pasta on the top got a bit hard and crusty--perhaps putting foil loosely on top would prevent this?  -  25 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)