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Credit: The Food Dolls


1 lb lean ground beef
2 cloves garlic, minced
1- 24 oz jar marinara sauce
1 tsp kosher salt, divided
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, divided
12 oz rigatoni pasta, uncooked
1/2 cup Old Home Sour Cream
1 1/2 cup Old Home Small Curd Cottage Cheese
1 tsp dried Italian herbs
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1/2 cup parmesan cheese


Cook the noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.  Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Add garlic, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper.  Pour the marinara sauce. Stir, simmer for 15-20 minutes.  In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add dried herbs and remaining salt and plenty pepper.

Add to the cooked noodles and until all the noodles are coated with the cottage cheese mixture.  To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, half mozzarella cheese, and half parmesan cheese. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted and bubbly.