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Cottage Cheese Pasta

This is the Cottage Cheese Pasta recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 25 min
Yields 6 servings
cottage cheese pasta
For a savoury weekday meal, nothing beats a tasty pasta dish with a sauce made with meat, tomato and cottage cheese, and covered with grated Provolone. Watch this video and try it tonight!


  • 4 cups (1 L) short pasta
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 lb (450 g) lean ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) tomato sauce or 1/3 cup (80 mL) pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh basil
  • 8 oz (240 g) Canadian Cottage Cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded Canadian Provolone
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
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Cook pasta al dente according to instructions on package.

Set oven to broil.

Meanwhile, in an oven-proof casserole, melt the butter and sauté the onion and garlic. Add the ground beef and cook through completely, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Stir in tomato sauce, olives and basil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, add cooked pasta and Cottage cheese. Sprinkle with Provolone and place under broiler.


Canadian Ricotta is a savoury alternative to Cottage Cheese, while Canadian Gouda, Swiss or Mozzarella can be used instead of Provolone.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 629 Calories
Protein: 39 g
Carbohydrate: 66 g
Fat: 22 g
Fibre: 4.4 g
Sodium: 583 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 31 % / 342 mg
Folate: 87 %
Thiamin: 59 %
Vitamin B12: 117 %
Zinc: 68 %