Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cheesy Rich Italian Roni Mac

This is a perfect potluck makes a big ole dish of rich, yummy, lasagne-like pasta.

Plus, it is easy to make and goes together quickly for a layered pasta.

Total cook time: 45 minutes


16 ounces roni mac noodles (could also use pasta shells or penne)
1 24-ounce jar pasta red sauce (I used Ragu roasted garlic)
1 lb. pork or turkey sausage
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1/2 stick butter
8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
8 ounces low-fat small curd cottage cheese
2 cups shredded colby cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Spray a 9X13 casserole dish with non-stick spray, slice up two tablespoons of the butter and place on the bottom of the dish. Cook the noodles, and place half of the noodles in the casserole dish. Cook the sausage, add in onion, toss with the jar of red sauce. In a mixer, blend cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese, and spread the white cheese mix over the noodles. Top with remaining cooked noodles, slice up the remaining butter and place around on top of the noodles, then top the whole dish with the sausage/sauce mix. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees, top with the shredded cheese, and bake for 15 more minutes.

Leftovers heat up well!

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