Even the pickiest eaters will love this! Flavorful, aromatic, and it smells so good, the whole house will love this before they even take a bite!


Recipe Summary

40 mins
55 mins
15 mins
16 servings


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes.

  • While the pasta is cooking, cook onion in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until it starts to soften, about 3 minutes. Add ground beef and stir until beef is browned and onion is soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease and return skillet to medium-high heat.

  • Add tomato-basil soup, tomato paste, diced mushrooms, pureed cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese to the skillet; stir until well mixed. Reduce heat to medium and cook until cheese is melted and mixture is heated through, about 5 minutes.

  • Drain pasta and return to the pot. Add the skillet mixture to the pasta; stir until well mixed. Transfer to a 11x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and Cheddar cheese. Cover pan with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until all cheese is melted on the top, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

303 calories; protein 15.8g; carbohydrates 29.5g; fat 13.6g; cholesterol 41.6mg; sodium 576.1mg. Full Nutrition