Thursday, July 7, 2011

Italian Hodgepodge

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.

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