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. © 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. Click to follow The Southern Lady Cooks on Facebook.