by Me 😀
You will need:
2 lbs lean ground beef
Regular size jar of plain Ragu Spaghetti sauce
brick of cream cheese
med sz container of sour cream
sm (7 oz?) can of tomato paste
lg container of small curd cottage cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I prefer the smaller "fancy" shredded)
box of rotini pasta
Put a large pan of water on to boil for the rotini (follow box directions). Brown the hamburger & drain if needed. You may want to move the hanburger to a large pasta type pan before adding ingredients. Over low heat, add the tomato paste & mix so that it is completely dispersed. Add the Ragu & stir well. When mixed, add the cream cheese, and stir. When cream cheese is completely melted, add the sour cream & mix completely. When completely blended, add the cottage cheese & mix well. You can allow the mixture to simmer over low heat as the pasta cooks.
When the pasta is done, drain. In a large casserole or lasagna type pan, cover the bottom well with the sauce mix. Add pasta to about midpoint of pan. Add several handfuls of the mozzarella cheese and cover with sauce. Mix well so that sauce & cheese is evenly dispersed. Once mixed, add more sauce, pasta and cheese, repeating previous steps, and again mixing all well. When your pan is full, and there is a lot of sauce in the mixture, cover with remaining sauce, then the rest of the mozzarella.
Place in a 350 degree oven & bake for about 25-30 minutes, until bubbly & cheese on top is melted. Remove from oven, and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes while you cook the garlic bread.
This is Yummyyummyyummy!!!!! A Yule Staple at our place!
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