I got this recipe idea from http://reliefsocietycookers.blogspot.com/search/label/Beef who gave the credit to http://sistersstuff.blogspot.com I modified it to our liking so if you want the original recipe check out sisters stuff.
It was quick, simple, and tasty! It was a hit with my kids! Which makes many recipes winners. I was happy that I happened to have cottage cheese on hand this week. We will be making this again. It is as delicious as Lasagna, to me, without all the labor and time.
1 pound ground beef (browning with salt and pepper)
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove minced garlic
1 (14-15 oz can) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 cups water
1 (8-ounce can) tomato sauce
2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 teaspoon salt (3/4 teaspoon because I salt and peppered the meat as it was browning)
3 cups bow tie pasta, uncooked
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
In large skillet, brown beef with onions and garlic; drain. Add tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, parsley, basil, oregano, and salt. Mix well.
Stir in uncooked pasta. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover, simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring once.
Stir in cottage cheese. Cover with and Parmesan cheese, and sprinkle in basil and pepper to taste if desired. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.