Italian Pasta Bake

2 cups fusilli pasta or 3 cups Ziti
2 cups tomato sauce or canned, crushed tomatoes (season heavier if using tomatoes)
pepper, salt, onion powder, oregano, basil, garlic, whatever
1 cup cottage cheese
1 oz. grated Parmesan
grated mozzarella, sour cream, zucchini, mushrooms, optional

Cook and drain pasta.

Grease a baking dish, heat some oil (olive if you have) in a skillet and add sliced zucchini and mushrooms. Sautee some minutes and add some garlic and other seasonings.

Mix everything (veggies, sauce, pasta, cottage cheese, not parmesan) in a bowl, pour into dish and bake at 350-400° for 40 minutes.

Sprinkle with Parmesan after half the baking time. Let stand some minutes before slicing.

Cooking with Basil

Cooking with Basil

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