I had about 3/4 cup of cottage cheese left in my fridge for a while and I dint want to test its patience anymore from not going yellow, so was thinking of what to do with it and googled for something simple and quick for dinner. I chanced upon this recipe for Lasagna which used Cottage cheese. Its hard for me to stick to a recipe verbatim. Do you have this problem too? So made some changes to incorporate my needs - High Protein, Less Fat, Healthy But Simple and Fast! And the following is what I ended up making.

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  • Serves: 2 people
  • Yields: About 12 shells
  • 1 pkt Jumbo Pasta Shells
  • 1 1/2 cup home made Marinara sauce ( or go for store bought like Prego!)
  • 2-3 tsp approx Italian seasoning, as per taste ( Its a mix of dried herbs like Marjoram,Basil,thyme,rosemary etc)
  • 3/4 cup of Cottage Cheese, low fat
  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese, low fat
  • 1 cup Mozzarella, grated, part skim
  • 1/4 cup parmesan, grated
  • handful of cilantro/Parsley, chopped
  • 1 onion,chopped finely
  • 2-3 garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Cook the Pasta shells in large pot, so that they dont stick to each other. Cook only for about 10min till slightly soft since it would cook more in the Oven.Drain.


In a skillet, cook the onions and garlic in 1 tsp of Olive oil and then add the marinara sauce.

3. Add seasoning and the salt/pepper if needed. bring to a boil.

Mix the 4 cheeses along with cilantro/parsley.


Spray non stick oil spray in a shallow baking pan and ladle some of the sauce at the bottom. Now pipe the cheese mixture into the jumbo shells one by one and place in the pan. Once done, pour rest of the marinara on top.


Bake at 350F for about 15-20min and serve hot.

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By roopa on Jul 17, 2012

Yummy, hv bookmarked this

By poma on Nov 14, 2009

Full marks for this one! Turned out really well. Thanks for posting this recipe! :)

By Swati Raman Garg on Sep 23, 2008

whatever you do you do with a hatke effect na... look at those shellls lined up... u r too good dhivi.. remember i made your beanballs sphagetti... now this is next...

and ya u must b thinknig look at this gurlll... coming over after such a lonnng time... me gonig to check all the rest i missed from ur blog.. the eclairs first....

By Divya Vikram on Sep 2, 2008

I lke the four cheese blend.And your recipes are always healthy ones..

By priyaskitchen on Aug 31, 2008

man...u have a lot of patience to pipe cheese into each one of the pasta..awesome...

By Curry Leaf on Aug 30, 2008

Wow,I will try these soon

By Nags on Aug 30, 2008

that looks absolutely yummy!!!

By Madhu on Aug 30, 2008

Wow..This looks mouth-watering.Will give it a try!

By notyet100 on Aug 30, 2008

this looks so so delicious,.:-)

By Priti on Aug 30, 2008

That's lovely looking baked pasta..usually I don't like the shell type pasta but this one is just looking perfect yum....lovely idea ...thanks for sharing the wonder recipe :)

By Pearlsofeast on Aug 30, 2008

DK,u gotta style of writing and I enjoy that.These recipe is fabulous and I was drooling over the stuffing.Great.

By Namratha on Aug 29, 2008

I adore those jumbo shells, I am yet to try them though. Looks fabulous D, love it!

By myspicykitchen on Aug 29, 2008

that is one colorful looking shell, waiting for me to grab it from your blog.... :)

By Arundathi on Aug 29, 2008

that really does look fantastic. lovely!