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Stringy Macaroni

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars

"Very yummy dish, shell noodles with a homemade sauce and three different cheeses. My family loves it."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 272
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine the tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, minced onion, salt, pepper and oregano in a saucepan. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta shells and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. Drain and rinse with cool water.
  4. Put a layer of cooked shells in a greased 3 quart casserole dish. After the shells, you put in the cottage cheese and spread it out to cover all the shells. Layer on the sauce, then another layer of shells, then the mozzarella cheese and more sauce. Add the last layer of shells, the parmesan, and finish with a layer of sauce.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 272 calories; 9.3 27.6 20.5 31 873 Full nutrition

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I made a lot of changes, but only to lower the calories and add more veggies. For the sauce, I chopped 1 onion, 3 tomatoes, and 1 green pepper in the food processor. I combined with 15 oz canned...

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husband didnt like the cottage cheese and kids didn't like the tomato's

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I made a lot of changes, but only to lower the calories and add more veggies. For the sauce, I chopped 1 onion, 3 tomatoes, and 1 green pepper in the food processor. I combined with 15 oz canned...

This was very good! I made it exactly as written and we loved it. You could definitely add other vegetables to the sauce and change it up any way you prefer. I always make recipes as they are...

Tasty basic recipe--kind of dish that both adults and kids would like. I followed recipe exactly except that I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese (I'm sure either is fine), and I adde...

I've been making this for years and I really like it. I do a few things differently-I sauté the onion in olive oil in a saucepan, along with 1-2 cloves of chopped or pressed garlic. Then I add t...

This was very good! I also used ricotta cheese because I didn't have cottage cheese. Mine also got a little crusty on the top, so next time I will cover with foil.

What's not to love about this dish? I must admit that I made one major substitution by halving the recipe and using a jar of Trader Joe's Traditional Marinara Sauce (sorry about that to all tho...

The only thing I changed was using minced onion instead of fresh and I added garlic. It was great

Yum! I needed a recipe that used things I already had on hand, so I used a jar of spaghetti sauce instead of making the simple tomato one, and added sliced roma tomatoes to one of the layers, ca...

Everyone loved it. I used romano and cheddar in place of cottage.