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 (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
Stir in the sloppy joe mix, water, tomato sauce and paste.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-8 minutes or until heated through.
Remove from the heat; stir in pasta.
Spoon half into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish.
Top with cottage cheese then remaining pasta mixture.
Sprinkle top with cheddar cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
Yield: 4-6 servings.