Amy Cook Provstgaard
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- 1/2 lb
- ground beef
- 1/2 lb
- regular sausage (such as jimmy dean in the tube)
- 26 oz jar(s)
- of your favorite spaghetti sauce
- 1 3/4 c
- (15 oz) ricotta cheese
- 24 oz
- container of cottage cheese
- egg, slightly beaten
- 1/2 tsp
- dried basil leaves
- pieces of american beauty oven ready lasagna, uncooked
- 4 c
- shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 c
- grated parmesan cheese
1Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2In large skillet, brown ground beef, and then brown ground sausage. Drain. Add meats together and mix in spaghetti sauce.
3In small bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, cottage cheese, egg, and basil.
4In 13x9 baking dish, spread approx. 3/4 cup meat sauce.
5Place 3 pieces uncooked pasta crosswise over sauce. Pieces should not overlap or touch side of pan since they will expand when baked.
6Spread about 2/3 cup ricotta cheese mixture evenly over pasta. Spread about 3/4 cup mean sauce evenly over ricotta cheese covering pasta completely. Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese.
7Repeat steps 5 and 6 two more times. Top with remaining 3 pasta pieces. Spread remaining meat sauce completely over pasta, sprinkle with remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
8Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove foil, bake 10 to 14 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.