Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I got this recipe many years ago, as a newly wed, from a friend. Over the years I've made minor changes, but all in all, it's a basic lasagna recipe that always goes over well.
9 lasagna noodles
1 1/4 lb lean hamburger
1 tsp salt
1 - 19 oz can tomatoes
1 small can tomato paste
1 clove crushed garlic
1 Tbsp oregano
1 Tbsp basil
2 cups cottage or ricotta cheese
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp parsley
½ tsp salt
6 - 8 cups grated mozzarella cheese
(or 4 cheese Italian Mix)
Cook noodles according to package instructions. Brown meat in large frying pan, drain, add seasonings, tomatoes (while cooking, chop tomatoes into smaller pieces – using utensil that is safe for pan)) and tomato paste according to taste.
Mix cottage cheese with egg, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper.
Cover the bottom of a 9 X 13 glass baking dish with noodles (3). Layer with 1/3 of the meat, cottage cheese and mozzarella. Repeat to make three layers. Cover lightly with aluminum foil and bake at 350F - 45 min. (serves 8)
For two people: Make 2 smaller casseroles, freeze one (before baking) and you’ll still have left overs to enjoy each time.