Since I found this quick-to-fix recipe a few years ago, it's become a regular part of my menu plans. Everyone loves the combination of sloppy joe ingredients, shell pasta and cheddar cheese. —Lynne Leih, Idyllwild, California
1 package (7 ounces) small shell pasta, cooked and drained
1 cup 4% cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Stir in the sloppy joe mix, water, tomato sauce and tomato paste; heat through. Remove from the heat; stir in pasta.
Spoon half the mixture into a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Top with cottage cheese and remaining pasta mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted.