• Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
  • Servings: 4 to 6
  • Preparation Time: 20 to 30 Minutes


Just something I put together for my daughters. I have one daughter that loves spaghetti . This one I could put together before Hockey Practice and could put in the oven on low covered in sprayed tin foil. Hot meal served with garlic bread. Happy Sleepy Kids. Side note I have also added Spaghetti sauce to this recipe as well. Excellent warmed the next day too.


  • 3 cups ziti or other tube pasta, uncooked
  • 1/2 pound Italian sausage, sliced
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms, about 4 ounces
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Small Container of Cottage Cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook ziti according to directions; drain.
  • In a saucepan, brown sausage.
  • Remove to paper towels to drain or strainer.
  • Melt butter in skillet and sauté mushroom, green pepper and onion until just tender.
  • Blend flour into the vegetable mixture, stirring until well blended and bubbly. Gradually add milk and cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to boil.
  • Continue to cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • Blend in 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese and pepper, stirring until cheeses are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Stir hot, cooked ziti and sausage into vegetable cheese sauce.
  • Pour into greased 2 or 3 quart casserole.
  • Spread small container of Cottage Cheese over the top.
  • Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Categories: Casserole  Misc. One Dish  Mushroom  Pasta  Pork  Spicy  Tangy 

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