Thursday, September 10, 2009


On the same (lonely) night as making Finn Misua Bread I also decided to prep dinner for the following night by making my Mom's Lasagna.  There's something ultra comforting about all the oozy cheesy goodness and well, it reminds me of home :).  Nothing like a trusted favorite to complete your day.  It also helped pass the time while I was waiting for that bread to rise!

(Source: Momma L.)
Serves a lot of people...~12 slices

  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked, drained, and cooled
  • 2 cans Hunts spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 2 cups low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds shredded mozzarella cheese

  1. On stove, brown ground beef or turkey.  Drain the fat and then add both cans of spaghetti sauce and allow to cool.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together cottage cheese, egg, salt, and a dash of pepper.
  3. In a 9x13 pan, spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom.
  4. Then begin layering: add 3 noodles, about 1/3 of the sauce, dot half the cottage cheese mixture, and sprinkle about half the mozzarella cheese.
  5. Repeat Step 3 to form your second layer.
  6. For the top layer, add 3 noodles and remaining sauce on top.  Make sure to cover the noodles completely so that they do not get crispy during baking.  Note: If you are making this in advance, cover the pan and place in the refrigerator until ready to bake.
  7. Bake at 350* for 1 hour until lasagna is bubbly and cheese is melted. Sprinkle the top with cheese in the last 15 minutes of cooking.

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