Saturday Night Special Casserole

Pat Duran


The name says it all!
whether it's a holiday or any ordinary night of the week, you don't need to spend a long time in making this delicious casserole..this is one of our favorites..even my husband- who doesn't like cooked vegetables.
This is a very versatile recipe as you can change up the veggies and the pasta even add your favorite spices and even add some cooked shrimp, chicken or hamburger as I do if there are any leftovers...enjoy...

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15 Min


40 Min




16 oz
pkg, rotini pasta, cooked
10 oz
pkg. broccoli slaw with carrots
2 c
cottage cheese, any curd size
3/4 c
grated parmesan cheese
1/2 c
cream or milk
16 oz
container sour cream-i used daisy brand
1 1/2 tsp
seasoned salt- i used lawry's
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1 Tbsp
italian seasoning
2 Tbsp
melted butter or margarine
1 c
toasted bread crumbs, or panko bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 350^. Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with buttery spray. I toasted 4 slices of bread and let cool..then crushed in plastic bag.
Cook pasta according to directions on box, cooking al dente.(I cooked them about 5 minutes in boiling water..
Place broccoli slaw in a strainer; place another strainer on top..when pasta is done cooking drain pasta in top strainer.(Cooks the broccoli a little.
In a large bowl, mix the cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, sour cream,cream, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Stir in the broccoli slaw and mix well.
Stir in pasta, then spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Combine the bread crumbs and the melted butter, mixing well. Sprinkle over noodles.
Cover and bake 45 minutes , or until heated through. Serve with garlic toast, if desired.
It's ready!
Note: you can substitute chopped,thawed spinach for the broccoli slaw and use different pasta...enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Vegetables, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy