July 22, 2015

Easy Weeknight Bowtie Pasta

 Happy Wednesday!  The week is almost over.  We can make it :)  Friday is a holiday here in Utah and I have the day off work!!!  I soooooo need a day off. 

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
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(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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