This tasty dinner came from Laura over at Heavenly Homemakers and was a favorite with my family. I did alter the recipe a bit, so this is my version.
1 pound ground beef or turkey
1 onion, chopped OR 4 T. minced onion
1 large can + 1 small can tomato sauce (total of about 36-37 oz)
heaping 1/3 cup spicy spaghetti seasoning
½ t. salt
16 oz. cottage cheese
13.25 oz. pkg. pasta whole wheat pasta (any shape)
8-12 oz. mozzarella cheese (or cheddar, or a mixture of both)
Brown ground meat and onion. Drain grease. Add tomato sauce, spaghetti seasoning, and salt. Allow meat and sauce to simmer about 20 minutes. Boil pasta according to package. Drain and stir pasta into sauce. Add cottage cheese and half of mozzarella, stirring until everything is evenly mixed. Pour into a casserole dish (9×13). Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and casserole is bubbly.