Saturday Night Special Casserole

Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

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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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

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

1
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..
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
5
It's ready!
6
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