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Edamame, Mint & Cottage Cheese Pasta (Video)

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My Dad is Italian.

My Mom is Irish and German.

But other than some pretty mean stuffed cabbage and a potato salad that is no joke, my Mom kept our kitchen 99% Italian.

As a matter of fact, I would say that Italian cooking is my comfort zone in the kitchen.  And although my curious, creative, culinary side has come away from it a bit, Italian is still my go to cuisine when I don’t feel like thinking too much in the kitchen.

But as much pasta as we ate growing up, this is not a recipe that was ever on the menu.  At least not in our house.

Pasta shells and cottage cheese was a meal that I would eat across the street at my best friend’s house growing up.  I learned a lot about cooking and non-Italian ingredients from my friend’s parents.  And this super simple pasta was one recipe that always stuck with me (it’s just too fast and easy to forget!).

The only difference is that now a days I make a grown up version by using whole grain pasta and tossing in some edamame and fresh mint.

As you’ll see in the video – a ‘clean and delicious’ recipe ain’t gonna get much easier than this;).

Edamame, Mint & Cottage Cheese Pasta

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 lb. of whole grain pasta shells
  • 10 oz. of frozen edamame, shelled
  • 2 cups of low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup of fresh chopped mint
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Add in pasta shells and allow to boil for about five minutes. Add in edamame and continue to boil for about four or five minutes or until the pasta is al dente and the edamame have heated through.  Drain the pasta and edamame and place into a large bowl.

Stir in the cottage cheese and mint.  Combine until everything is well incorporated.  Season with salt and pepper and enjoy!

Serves 6.

Calories: 302; Total Fat: 3.7g; Saturated Fat: 0.8g; Cholesterol: 5mg; Sodium: 136mg; Carbohydrate: 53g; Dietary Fiber: 10.5g; Sugars: 3.3g; Protein: 16g

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11 comments on “Edamame, Mint & Cottage Cheese Pasta (Video)

  1. Oh wow this sounds SO fabulous!!! I LOVE the cottage cheese and edamame in this! beautiful!

  2. What a unique and awesome pasta idea! I love it!! I’ll definitely keep this recipe in mind for a night when time is of the essence. Thanks for sharing, Dani! =)

  3. Jennifer – It’s an unlikely combo that works really well:)

    Leyla – You’re welcome. I hope you enjoy it.

  4. Oh, this this will be perfect for this weekend – thank you!

  5. this is FANTASTIC. I made it tonight and my three kids all enjoyed it! the mint makes it so fresh and yummy!

  6. WOW — I am trying this one asap! I just gotta go buy some mint. Thanks for the recipe and awesome video!

  7. Thanks for a quick, delicious recipe. I have made this a couple of times and the leftovers are great for lunch.

  8. Thanks for the fabulous recipes.

    I couldn’t find edamane at my grocery store, do you think baby peas would do? Or what else could be an approximate replacement?


  9. That looks amazing! I have feta on hand will that work too?

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