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- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- 3 cups rotini pasta, cooked
- 2 -3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lb Italian sausage (mix and match hot and mild to taste)
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1⁄4 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2 lbs low fat cottage cheese or 2 lbs ricotta cheese
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 2 cups spaghetti sauce
- 1 lb mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup romano cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 350 f.
- Cook pasta.
- Brown Sausage in Olive Oil.
- Drain on paper towel.
- When pasta is done, drain.
- don't rinse.
- While Pasta is still hot stir in Cheddar, Butter, and 1 Egg.
- Spread 1/2 of the Pasta mix in a large greased casserole dish.
- Pour 1 cup of Spaghetti Sauce evenly over pasta mix.
- Combine Cottage Cheese, 1 Egg, Salt, and Pepper.
- Spread mixture evenly over casserole.
- Spread Sausage evenly over cottage cheese mix.
- Spread remaining Pasta mix over Sausage.
- Pour 1 cup Spaghetti Sauce over Pasta mix.
- Sprinkle Mozzarella on top.
- Bake 50 min.
- Remove from oven.
- Sprinkle Parmesan on top, return to oven.
- Bake 10 min. more
- Remove, cover with loose foil tent, let rest 10 min.
- NOTE- If prepared the night before add 25 min, to the cooking time.
- NOTE- Be sure the dish can stand the sudden tempertaure change.
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