I love lasagna! But, I don’t love how many steps there are to make it. Not long ago, I happened upon a great little recipe that I changed to make my own through trial and error. It makes the best and easiest lasagna ever!
Here’s the recipe:
1 pound sausage (I prefer Italian, but it doesn’t matter)
2 jars spaghetti sauce (I prefer Ragu mushroom and green pepper)
2 eggs, beaten
12 ounces cottage cheese
12 ounces ricotta cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesan
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
teaspoon each of garlic powder, pepper, dried basil and oregano
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink, drain. Stir in the spaghetti sauce and water. Simmer for about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine eggs, cottage and ricotta cheeses, Parmesan cheese, parsley and seasonings.
Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or lasagna pan. Spread meat sauce to just cover the bottom. Layer with three noodles, a third of the cheese mixture, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers twice to end with the mozzarella.
Cover with tin foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 10 minutes longer or until noodles are tender. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
A variation of this recipe that I like is to add some washed and chopped baby spinach to the meat sauce for added vegetable content.
Don’t worry about the uncooked noodles, they will soak up the extra water you added and will be plenty soft.
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