14 Mar

Mostaccioli - The First Year Blog #Mostaccioli #Dinner

While photographing noodles (especially with red sauce) isn’t my favorite, there should be fireworks and a parade for this dish because it is that good. Whenever I ask my husband for dinner suggestions, he says mostaccioli! 

8 ounces (or about 3 cups) uncooked mostaccioli
1 egg
2 cups (16 ounces) 1% cottage cheese
2-3 handfuls of fresh spinach, chopped (can use about 10 oz of frozen, make sure to squeeze dry)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
salt, pepper, parley, and oregano to taste
2 1/2 cups (or 1 jar) meatless spaghetti sauce

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the egg, cottage cheese, spinach, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper; set aside.
Drain pasta and stir in the spaghetti sauce. Layer half of the pasta mixture in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
Layer with all of the cheese/spinach mixture, then add the remaining pasta mixture.
Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover; sprinkle with a little cheese if desired and bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Mostaccioli - The First Year Blog


Yields 8 servings. Adapted from Taste of Home.

Mostaccoli - The First Year Blog

Yum, I think I am going to go have some now! Also, we have our first giveaway going on! Want a chance to a win $25 Amazon gift card? Enter here!

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31 Responses to “Mostaccioli”

  1. noyomoco March 14, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    This sounds awesome!

  2. Allyson March 14, 2013 at 10:24 am #

    nom nom nom, this looks so tasty! I always have such a hard time photographing noodles and red sauce, but your pics turned out to lovely and drool inducing! I would love if you would come over and share this or another recipe at my link party going on right now! Hope to see you!

    • arzea March 18, 2013 at 11:09 am #

      Thanks for coming by my Thursday Link up Party to share this! Hope to see you again this week!

  3. memoriesbythemile March 14, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Oh how I love pasta. I pinned it it does look really good!
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  4. Lanaya March 14, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Mmmm … this looks delicious. You ready to move in yet?

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  5. Stephanie March 14, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    This looks very yummy! Definitely pinned this one! I’m having a link party and I’d love for you to join!

  6. Lisa DiMeo March 15, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Im gonna have to do this new twist on patsa! Thanks for sharings! *pinned*
    Come visit me sometime!

  7. vegcasserolequeen (@vegcasseroleqn) March 17, 2013 at 6:59 am #

    Your spinach layer is great! A little green in pasta makes me feel less guilty about eating it! Great recipe!

  8. Rosey March 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    I believe you that it’s good, it sounds very very delish!
    I’m visiting today from Raising Imperfection. :)

  9. ruthie March 17, 2013 at 9:07 pm #

    How yummy and it looks easy too :) perfect combo… Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! xoxo~ Ruthie

  10. Susannah March 17, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    That looks really good. I’m going to have to make it! :-)

  11. Andrea March 19, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Sumos Sweet Stuff :)

  12. Andrea @ This Pug Life March 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm #

    Oh, Mostaccioli, the quintessential St. Louis food!

  13. Cynthia L. March 19, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    I think your photo is wonderful and it really makes me want to take a bite of this dish! This dish has everything that I love in it!

    Thank you for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen link party. I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at

  14. jocieopc March 20, 2013 at 1:43 pm #

    looks super yummy. Also, not sure if you saw, but one of our readers commented recently that they tried your Girl Scout cookie knock offs after we featured you at The Humble Brag and they loved it (and wanted to thank you for sharing it!!). so…THANK YOU!!!

  15. @SimpleLivngEat March 22, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    What a great looking meal. That is healthy and would have kid appeal too. If you can please bring this by my foodie friday party today.

  16. Susie @Bowdabra March 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm #

    Beth this looks great! My kids would LOVE it!

    New Crafty Showcase linky:

    Have a super week! Susie @Bowdabra

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