|Tonight's dinner ingredients|
Tonight's dinner used 100% store bought ingredients. No sauteeing, no chopping. Truly an ordinary dinner, for a hassled weeknight. I post it here so you know that a quick pasta is nothing to be ashamed of...especially if you're a busy working mom (but even if you're not!). Serve it with some sliced veggies or some frozen broccoli warmed through and tossed with melted cheese, and you've got a meal. Use whole wheat pasta if you've got it. The kids won't notice in a casserole like this, and you can feel a little less guilt about serving pasta for dinner.
Four Cheese Casserole
1 box whole wheat pasta (I like Barilla Rotini) cooked and drained
1 12 ounce container ricotta cheese
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1 cup shredded mozarella
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 jar of prepared marinara sauce (I like Frescorti)
Preheat oven to 350*.
Combine all of the ingredients in a 9x13 pan (disposable aluminum works just fine). Mix well.
Bake covered for 30 minutes, and uncovered for 15. Serve immediately.