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Sloppy Joe Pasta

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

Since I found this quick-to-fix recipe a few years ago, it's become a regular part of my menu plans. Everyone loves the combination of sloppy joe ingredients, shell pasta and cheddar cheese. —Lynne Leih, Idyllwild, California
Sloppy Joe Pasta Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope sloppy joe mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 package (7 ounces) small shell pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Stir in the sloppy joe mix, water, tomato sauce and tomato paste; heat through. Remove from the heat; stir in pasta.
  2. Spoon half the mixture into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with cottage cheese and remaining pasta mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 291 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 904mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 23g protein.

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