Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this recipe from the book "Saving Dinner". My family just gobbled it up and my husband said the recipe was a keeper. They had no idea the oats were in there or other healthy things. :) It makes a great easy dinner and I've even served it to company.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, cook beef until browned and crumbled.
  3. Drain grease.
  4. Add oats to beef and stir well to incorporate.
  5. Add spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, and rigatoni to the beef and mix well.
  6. In a casserole dish, add your rigatoni mixture and top with mozzarella and romano cheeses.
  7. Bake for 20-30 minutes or until hot and cheese is melted.
  8. Hint: I usually use a full pound of meat and 2% cottage cheese.


Most Helpful

I made this the other night for my husband and myself. I was very impressed with this recipe! I will most definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing!

Thyme_to_Cook April 20, 2012

My husband really liked this. Of course I never told him there was oatmeal in it or he never would have eaten it! :)

Shells Bells March 26, 2009

Very very good! I used 1 lb of ground beef and only half a cup of oats (I was scared, but next time I will use a full cup). You really cannot taste the oatmeal. It really adds substance & extra fiber. This recipe was so easy & quick. It will definitely become a staple for those busy nights. Thanks for posting Doozer :)

Julie421511 November 17, 2008

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