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September 10th, 2012, 07:08 PM
Southwest Pasta Bake

8 oz corkscrew pasta, cooked and drained
1 lb lean ground beef, browned and drained
3/4 c prepared medium picante sauce or salsa
1 c sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 egg
1/4 t ground cumin
1/4 t black pepper
16 oz cottage cheese
10 oz package frozen corn, thawed and drained

In a large bowl, combine ground beef, salsa and corn. In a small
bowl, combine egg, cottage cheese, pepper and cumin. Place
1/2 beef mixture in bottom of 11/2 to 2 quart casserole dish. Add
pasta on top of beef. Add cottage cheese mixture on top of
pasta. Top off with remaining beef mixture. Add cheese to top
of casserole. In a 350 degree preheated oven, bake casserole
for 30 to 40 minutes, or until heated through.