Easy Pasta Casserole
8 oz. pasta (I like to use tri-color spirals) 3-4 cups frozen veggie medley (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower or other combo) 1 1/2 c fat-free white cheese (see note) salt, pepper, onion powder, other spices to taste wheat germ grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Cook and drain the pasta. Defrost the veggies and add. Add the cheese and seasonings. Put into a 2 quart casserole dish, which has been sprayed with Pam (or equivalent). Sprinkle liberally with wheat germ and lightly with Parmesan (if used). Cook in microwave for 15 minutes.
Note: In Israel we can get a soft white cheese that is .1% fat. You could undoubtedly substitute fat-free cottage cheese. Sometimes I eliminate the cheese and use canned tomato sauce or soup instead.
Makes: 4 to 6 servings