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Creamy Tomato Cottage Cheese Pasta

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This recipe is a twist on the classic creamy tomato pasta sauce. The addition of cottage cheese gives the sauce a rich and creamy texture, while the Parmesan cheese adds a touch of salty, nutty flavor. The red pepper flakes add a bit of heat, but you can adjust the amount to your liking.

Creamy Tomato Cottage Cheese Pasta

Course: MainDifficulty: Easy


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This pasta dish is creamy, flavorful, and satisfying. The cottage cheese adds a richness and creaminess that is hard to resist. The Parmesan cheese adds a touch of salty, nutty flavor, and the red pepper flakes add a bit of heat. The pasta is cooked al dente and tossed with the creamy sauce until heated through. This dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or for a special occasion.


  • 16 ounces pasta of choice

  • 1 cup marinara sauce

  • 1 cup whole-milk cottage cheese

  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • Chopped parsley, for serving

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup pasta water, drain and return the pasta to the pot, covered.
  • Place the marinara sauce, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, butter, red pepper flakes, and reserved pasta water in a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes.
  • Transfer the sauce to the cooked pasta and toss until combined and heated through. Serve immediately with more crushed pepper and chopped parsley, if desired.


  • For a richer flavor, use whole milk cottage cheese.
  • If you don’t have a high speed blender, you can puree the sauce in a food processor.
  • To make this dish ahead of time, cook the pasta and sauce separately. Then, combine the pasta and sauce and reheat before serving.
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