Saturday, October 25, 2008


Life just wouldn't be as great without pasta, agreed? My mom used to make this for us all the time, and I love it. It's very similar to lasagna, the biggest difference being that it's made with shells, but it still holds it's own as being a unique and comforting dish.
3 cups medium shells
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/4 cup +2 TB Parm cheese
1 lb ground beef
1 medium onion chopped fine
1 16 oz can tomatoes
1 6 oz can tomato paste
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp basil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 cups shredded mozzerella
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
1/4 cup cottage cheese
Cook shells, rinse w/ cold water, let cool and stir in egg and 1/4 cup parm. Brown beef and onions until tender and add tomatoes, paste and spices. Cover and simmer 30 minutes. Combine all cheeses and mix together. In 13x9 inch pan, layer shell mixture, half cheese mixture, then half meat mixture. Repeat. Sprinkle top w/ 2TB parm. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

Ooohh... you just made me SO hungry! We make this dish A LOT in our family- we call it 'lasagna toss' It brings back such memories of my mom and bros! Thanks!!!