Three Cheese Pasta Bake
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
Course: Main Dish, Pasta
Servings: 10
Author: Countryside Cravings
Ingredients
  • 1 16 oz pkg penne pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 24 oz jar pasta sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon season salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 24 oz container cottage cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan and set aside.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet over medium heat until. Drain any excess grease. Add in pasta sauce and season salt and simmer until heated through. Remove from heat.
  4. In a small bowl whisk the eggs, parmesan, basil and oregano together. Pour the melted butter in a thin stream into the egg mixture while briskly stirring taking care not to scramble the eggs. Drain pasta and while stirring quickly add in the egg, butter and cheese mixture. Pour this into your prepared pan. Now layer with the cottage cheese, meat sauce, and mozzarella.
  5. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

If you would like to layer as I have in this photo start by placing 1/2 the noodles in your prepared dish. Then layer with 1/2 the cottage cheese, 1/2 the meat sauce and 1/2 the mozzarella. Repeat layers and bake as directed.
*This dish can be frozen. Just thaw completely before baking.