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Cheap and Easy One-pan Elbow "Lasagna"

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 lb elbow macaroni noodles
  • 1 lb pork sausage Mild, medium, or spicy to your preference
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce If you make your own, great. Store bought is absolutely fine.
  • 1 c cottage cheese
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ΒΌ c powdered parmesan cheese
  • 1 can sliced mushrooms Optional


  • In a large pan (stock pot, dutch oven, or similar), bring 6 cups of water to a boil.
  • Add noodles and continue to boil for 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain noodles and leave in colander.
  • Add pound of pork sausage to pan, and brown over low to medium heat.
  • Drain grease from pork sausage and return to pain.
  • Add the jar of spaghetti sauce to the pork sausage in the pan. Stir.
  • Add mushrooms and cheeses.
  • Stir.
  • Bring sauce, meat, and cheese mixture to a bubble.
  • Add noodles, stirring.
  • Heat on medium for five minutes.
  • Enjoy.