Lasagna-ish Casserole Recipe

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LASAGNA-ISH CASSEROLE

Marion Vavra

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@Marion_Vavra

You can use any kind of meat in this recipe. You can also add some parmesan to the cheese mixture, or mozzarella, or both!! You can make it vegetarian by using mushrooms, eggplant or veggie crumbles in place of the meat. I adapted this recipe when I was a young mother from an old cookbook of my mother's. Most of my 6 kids always requested this as their birthday dinners, and even now that they are all grown up, some of them still do.


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Rating:

Serves:

6

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 LB
bulk sausage or ground beef
1
small onion, diced
2
large cloves of garlic, minced
2 c
pasta sauce
16 oz
cubed or shredded velveeta or american cheese
16 oz
small curd 4% cottage cheese
12 oz.
pasta or egg noodles

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Brown the sausage or ground beef, drain any grease. Add the onion, cover and let the onion and meat cook together over low heat to cook the onion and tenderize the meat, about 20 minutes. If any liquid forms, do not drain it. You can add about 1/4 cup water in the beginning if you think you need it.
2
Add in the garlic and let cook an additonal 3 or 4 minutes. Add the pasta sauce and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
3
Cook the pasta according to the package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside.
4
Put a little of the pasta sauce on the bottom of a 2 quart baking dish, just enough to barely coat the bottom of the dish. It is best to use a deeper, round one than an oblong pan. Now, layer half of the noodles, all of the cheeses, about half of the remaining sauce, then the rest of the noodles, and then the remaining pasta sauce. Bake at 350 degrees, uncovered, about 40 minutes, or until bubbly. Let sit about 10 minutes before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American