For now, lets just make it through the next few days. This bowtie pasta is one of my go-to dinners for busy weeknights and it tastes just as good leftover. Have you ever added cottage cheese to spaghetti sauce? Try it. Seriously. It's SO GOOD - it makes the sauce extra creamy and adds protein.
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Easy Weeknight Bowtie Pasta
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)
1/2 Lb. lean ground beef
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
salt and pepper
2 c. chopped fresh spinach
1/3 c. finely chopped onion
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 jar spaghetti sauce (approx. 24 oz.)
1 c. cottage cheese
8-12 oz. of pasta (depending on how saucy you want it), cooked according to package directions
Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat; season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Add the spinach and onion and cook until spinach is wilted and onion is tender, about 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 30 more seconds. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and cottage cheese and heat through. Last, add the cooked and drained pasta. Serves 4-6.
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