This is a no-fail easy recipe that uses whatever you have in your house and makes it look like you meant to plan on that meal! I created it on one of those days where you just can't figure out what else to make, and we really enjoyed it - it's very versatile, so don't be afraid to mix it up!
1 box whole wheat pasta (any kind) cooked and drained
2 c. protein (chicken, beef, pepperoni, etc....)
1/2 c. cottage cheese
1 -2 jar(s) spaghetti sauce (depends on how saucy you like it)
1 c. frozen veggies (whatever you have in your freezer)
1 c. shredded cheese (divided in two equal parts)
1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
2. In a 9x13 inch baking dish mix together all the ingredients EXCEPT for 1/2 c. of the cheese.
3. Bake in oven for 25 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 c. of cheese on top. Bake for 5 more minutes.