Spaghetti with a twist! Your standard spaghetti topped with a combination of mozzarella/cottage cheese and a layer of pepperoni to top it off. The sausage can be substituted with hamburger.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a medium casserole dish.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.

  • In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until evenly brown.

  • In the prepared casserole dish, mix the cooked pasta, sausage, and pasta sauce. In a bowl, mix the cottage cheese, olives, and mozzarella cheese. Spoon the cheese mixture over the sausage and pasta mixture. Top with pepperoni slices.

  • Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until bubbly and lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

694 calories; protein 41.1g 82% DV; carbohydrates 53.6g 17% DV; fat 34g 52% DV; cholesterol 85.8mg 29% DV; sodium 1732.1mg 69% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
My family loves this dish. I have a picky 5 yr. old who only wants pizza and hot dogs. This dish has become her favorite. I made a few changes. I started off by sauteeing a frozen 3 pepper and onion blend in evoo with minced garlic. I then added the Italian sausage to it. I used 2 16 oz. jars of Spaghetti Sauce instead of 1. I took out the black olives and added frozen spinach. I used 16oz. of mozzarella as well. I had enough left over for leftovers for my lunch and dinner again. This was totally full of awesomeness. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/23/2011
Double the sauce, cut the cottage cheese in half, or I wouldn't make it. Made this for a friend, and her family. They had to add sauce to their plates to get through it, and try to scrape half the cottage cheese off. Also, if you want it to have flavor, add onions, garlic, maybe peppers and oregano. When I made it, the sauce BARELY coated the pasta. It just really needs more sauce, less cottage cheese. Won't make this again. Read More
(10)
163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
My family loves this dish. I have a picky 5 yr. old who only wants pizza and hot dogs. This dish has become her favorite. I made a few changes. I started off by sauteeing a frozen 3 pepper and onion blend in evoo with minced garlic. I then added the Italian sausage to it. I used 2 16 oz. jars of Spaghetti Sauce instead of 1. I took out the black olives and added frozen spinach. I used 16oz. of mozzarella as well. I had enough left over for leftovers for my lunch and dinner again. This was totally full of awesomeness. Read More
(31)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2008
This was an easy delicious recipe. I mixed frozen spinach that was drained in with the cottage cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2006
this was really good and so easy to make! i substituted ricotta instead of the cottage cheese it turned out really well! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2004
I made this ahead of time made it up to the point of baking.froze it brought it out 2 days later thawed and baked as usual. I used 2 jars of sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2009
This recipe owns because it's cheap and you can really stretch it to feed whoever you've got hanging around. Most of the ingredients used in this dish was bought either at Dollar Tree or Grocery Outlet. No italian sausage on hand but I did have a pound of ground beef. I sauteed one onion and a couple minced cloves of garlic in EVOO then added the meat. My boys aren't big on cottage cheese so I only used 12 oz. and I added another 14 oz. jar of Ragu. I tasted it and thought it needed a little something so I added a tsp. of Italian seasoning and a couple shakes of Frank's Hot Sauce. My boys and I ate the heck out of this. I love how you can make this casserole to suit your family. I served it with Parmesan Herb Bread which is also from this site. This recipe makes a lot so make sure you're hungry. I'd like to make this again and see if I can't cut back on the meat and use more fresh chopped veggies like carrots zucchini and spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2004
This was SO EASY to make and it turned out perfectly. My fiancee hates olives though so I eliminated those. He suggested using mushrooms instead so I'll have to try that next time. Will definitely be using this recipe again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/23/2011
Double the sauce, cut the cottage cheese in half, or I wouldn't make it. Made this for a friend, and her family. They had to add sauce to their plates to get through it, and try to scrape half the cottage cheese off. Also, if you want it to have flavor, add onions, garlic, maybe peppers and oregano. When I made it, the sauce BARELY coated the pasta. It just really needs more sauce, less cottage cheese. Won't make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2009
This was sooooooo Good!!! I layered the mozzarella and cottage cheese in between it made it even better!!! Next time I will do the same and add peperoni in the middle too. I used a small green pepper and onion to season the meat more.. Will make again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2005
This was delicious! However if I make it again I will add Italian Seasoning...maybe some spinach and mushrooms to spice it up. It's one of those recipes that you can do a variety of things to. My husband loved it! Read More
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