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This is a casserole your family will enjoy over and over again. Just add a salad and bread and you have a meal.2 cups medium sized pasta shells, uncooked 1 pound hamburger 1 small onion, chopped or 1 cup 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning (could use Oregano, too) 1 teaspoon salt 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce 1 (13.25 ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained 2 cups small curd cottage cheese 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (can use cheese of your choice) Cook the pasta shells according to package directions to the al dente stage, drain and set aside. In a skillet brown the hamburger and onion, add pepper, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and mushrooms. Drain hamburger. Add the shells to the hamburger mixture along with the tomato sauce. Spray a 2 quart casserole dish. Spread a layer of the hamburger in the bottom of the dish. Spread a cup of the cottage cheese over the hamburger followed by a cup of the shredded cheese. Add a second layer ending with cheese on top. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven about 35 to 40 minutes until bubbly. Makes about 8 to 10 servings. Enjoy! This is a great comfort food. We love this recipe. If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Hamburger Supreme Casserole. Be sure and PIN for later: © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. Feel free to “share” by clicking on the Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter buttons below. You can print by clicking on the green printer icon below.