Monday, November 17, 2008

If I Can Make it, You Can Make it Monday


1 box of lasagna noodles
1 lb of ground beef
1 lb of ground Italian sausage
2 jars of spaghetti sauce (I usually use Ragu Robusto)
6 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 package of slice provolone cheese
1 container of small curd cottage cheese (any size depending on how much you like it. You could also use Ricotta)

Boil noodles according to the package
Brown ground beef and sausage together (I usually also add some garlic powder or salt)
Drain noodles and set aside
Drain meat and then put back into skillet
Add 1 1/2 jars of the sauce to the meat mixture and set aside
In a 9x13 size dish add a small layer of the sauce and meat mixture (this will stop the noodles from sticking)
Then add a layer of noodles to line the dish
Add 1/2 of the meat mixture
Add all of the cottage cheese
Add all of the provolone cheese
Add two cups of the mozzarella
Add another layer of noodles
Add the remaining meat mixture
Add two cups of the mozzarella
Add another layer of noodles
Add the remaining 1/2 of spaghetti sauce
Add the remaining mozzarella cheese
Top with foil

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
Remove foil and bake another 15 minutes
Allow lasagna to sit for at least 15 to 20 minutes for it to settle (or it will be runny like mine was last night because we were so hungry that we ate right away)

NOTE: Of course you don't have to do the layering like I do, it's just what works for me. Add as much or as little cheese as you'd like. It's really an easy meal and makes for great leftovers. Add a salad and some garlic bread and you've got a complete meal.

Oh, also last night I thought that if I put toothpicks in before I put the foil on the top layer of cheese won't stick to the foil. I will have to try that the next time because the cheese always sticks.


Ms. Tee said...

Yum! Lasagna is one of my family's favorites. :)

Anonymous said...

just have to share - i have been fortunate enough to taste Kelli's lasagna... and it is THE BEST i have ever had.... :) YUMMERS! (this is Jodie again... still can't seem to log on with a REAL name other than anonymous!)