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Macaroni Casserole Recipe

   1 pound lean ground beef
   1/2 cup chopped onion
   1 garlic clove, minced
   1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
   1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
   2 teaspoons sugar
   1 teaspoon salt
   1 teaspoon chili powder
   1/2 teaspoon dried basil
   1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
   1/8 teaspoon pepper
   8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
   2 cups fat-free cottage cheese
   1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
   1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
   1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
   1 tablespoon butter
Directions for  Macaroni Casserole Recipe
- Turn oven on to 325 degrees
- In a pan, cook the ground beef, garlic, and onion until browned
- Add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings
- Bring the beef mixture to a boil
- Reduce heat and let simmer for 1 hour
- In a pan, boil the macaroni following directions on package
- Drain and add in cottage cheese
- In a casserole dish, add in 1 cup of the meat mixture, 1/3rd of the macaroni, and 1/3rd of cheddar cheese
- Repeat layers ending with remaining beef mixture
- Bake for 45 minutes

Great family macaroni casserole recipe! We love how different this dish is to a traditional italian recipe. The cheddar cheese really makes the difference!

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