Ang’s Cavatini

Cook time: 35 Min  Prep time: 40 Min  Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

 

1 1/4 lb ground turkey
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
6 oz turkey pepperoni
1 jar(s) any (red) spaghetti sauce w/garlic
1 c whole wheat elbow macaroni
1 c whole wheat penne
1 c whole wheat rotini
2 1/2 c low-fat mozzarella cheese, separated
16 oz low-fat cottage cheese
1 tsp italian seasoning

Directions:

 

1. Brown ground turkey, onion and bell pepper. Add pepperoni and sauce.
2. Boil all pastas for 10 minutes. Drain.
3. Add to meat sauce mixture.
4. In a medium bowl, mix 2 cups of mozzarella, the cottage cheese, and Italian Seasoning.
5. In a 9×13 baking dish, layer almost ½ of pasta/meat mixture. Then, add a layer of ½ cheese mixture. Add another layer of pasta/meat (make sure to leave enough for a thin third layer). Add a layer of the rest of the cheese mixture. Top with remaining pasta/meat, and sprinkle on the ½ cup of mozzarella.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
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