Monday, August 4, 2008


This is one of my family's favorite meals.
I like to serve it with warm garlic bread and a big yummy salad.

*Pasta Lasagna*
3/4 lb. whole wheat penne pasta
1 lb. ground beef (we use organic)
1 (26 oz.) jar pasta sauce
1 (15 oz.) container of lowfat cottage cheese or ricotta (I usually go for organic cottage cheese, because it is less expensive)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 chopped fresh or frozen spinach

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cook penne pasta until al dente; drain.
  • In a large skillet cook beef until brown; drain. Season to your liking and stir in pasta sauce; remove from heat.
  • In bowl combine cottage cheese (or ricotta), mozzarella, Parmesan, beaten egg, and spinach. Stir until well combined.
  • In a 3 quart baking dish layer half the pasta, half the sauce, and half the cheese mixture. Repeat. Top with about 1/4 cup additional mozzarella.
  • Bake in the 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes until hot and bubbly. Enjoy!
This recipe will serve a family of 6, with leftovers, if your kiddos are little. If you have teenagers it will be devoured :~)
We are having major progress in the kitchen garden this week. I will post pictures soon.
I pray that you all have a blessed and productive Monday. In God's Love, Tami


  1. Looks so good. I find cooking for two in my camper takes some of the fun out of preparing such dishes, but this makes me hungry. It would take us a week to eat it all. ;) enjoy cooking for the family while you can.

  2. Yum! Tammy. I will try this. I love the variation in the pasta. My family of 6 definitly will devour this! I am looking forward to seeing your kitchen garden pictures. I am planting our fall crops this weekend! Enjoy this last bit of summer. Boy, I cannot believe how it goes by faster and faster. All the better to take the time to stop and savor the moments of memories. Enjoy, sweet friend.
    Love, Carrie

  3. Now this sounds great! I'll have to try this soon :)

  4. I recently found your blog and I just tried your pasta lasagna for dinner last night! It was delicious and will be a "keeper". Thanks so much for sharing!

    Blessings on your day,