lasagna

★★★★☆ 9
By SHARON HUNTER
from Sumner, IA

ALL THE FLAVORS OF ITALY. MAYBE ADD SOME SPINACH TO THE FILLING. USE SOME CRUSHED ROSEMARY AND SOME PINIOLI NUTS AND SOME OREGANO, MAYBE A SPLASH OF RED WINE. YUMMO!!

★★★★☆ 9
serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lasagna

  • 12 oz
    whole wheat lasagna noodles
  • 10
    mozzarella, slices
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    parsley flakes
  • 3
    eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 c
    small curd cottage cheese
  • 1
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2
    bay leaf , crushed
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 6 oz
    tomato paste
  • 28 oz
    stewed tomatoes
  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp
    canola oil
  • 1 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded

How To Make lasagna

  • 1
    Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add the noodles, oil and salt to taste. Cook for 12 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  • 2
    Brown the ground beef in a skillet, until crumbly; drain. Stir in the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, basil, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, bay leaf and garlic. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Combine cottage cheese, parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley flakes, 2 teaspoons salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well.
  • 4
    Layer the noodles, cottage cheese mixture, mozzarella cheese and ground beef mixture 1/2 at a time in a deep baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Add grated cheese last 5 minutes of cooking. Let stand for 15 minutes before serving.
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