Fast Fuel: 30 Minute Buffalo High Protein Pasta Skillet

You aren’t limited to beef, chicken, and fish. Check out this delicious, high protein buffalo dinner recipe.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4-6


  • 1 box of gluten free pasta
  • 2 tsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 jar organic pasta sauce
  • 2 lbs ground buffalo
  • 1 container of cottage cheese (24 ounces)
  • 3 eggs at room temperature, beaten
  • 2 Tbsp finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups of mozzarella cheese, grated


  1. Cook pasta according to package.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet, heat the olive oil and the diced onion, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the minced garlic, and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is fragrant and the onion is softened and translucent.
  4. Add buffalo and cook until browned.
  5. In a separate small bowl, place the cottage cheese, egg and parmesan cheese, and spices. Set the mixture aside.
  6. In the 12-inch skillet, add in al dente noodles and cottage cheese mixture, and 1/3 of the grated mozzarella cheese.
  7. Cover the skillet and bring to a simmer over low to medium heat.
  8. Top with remaining cheese.

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