#92 Three Cheese Penne

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Ingredients

  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 23.25 oz jar Pasta Sauce
  • 12 oz package penne pasta
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups low moisture, part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese
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Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cook penne according to the package instructions for al denté, about 10 minutes. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the onion and garlic until tender, about 3 minutes.

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Turn down heat to medium-low. Add the entire jar of pasta sauce to the onion and garlic, stir.

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Drain pasta and add to pasta sauce. In a medium size bowl combine cottage cheese, ricotta, 1½ cups of mozzarella and herbs. In a 9×13 pan, add ½ pasta mixture. Then spread all of the cheese mixture evenly on top. Next, layer the remaining pasta. Sprinkle the top with the rest of the shredded mozzarella.

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Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

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This was really good but I don’t think there was any need for the added onion and garlic is you use a good pasta sauce.

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