Saturday, December 4, 2010


I love Italian food, but sometimes I am just too cheap to go to Carrabas or Olive Garden. Why not make some lasagna at home for at least half the price and have a vat left over for the next day and the next.

Then you combine the egg and cottage cheese.
Throw in some mozarella and parmesan.
Now it's time to start putting this bad boy together. Put in a layer of marinara sauce.
Add a layer of noodles (I used the no boil kind because I'm lazy). Then top with your cottage cheese mixture, meat, mozarella cheese and cup of sauce.
Keep doing that for a while or until your pan gets full:). Specific details below.

1 box Barilla Lasagna
2 eggs
15 ounce cottage cheese
4 cups (16 oz) shredded mozarella (divided)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 lb ground beef (cook, crumble and drain)
2 jars of marinara sauce (I used Kroger brand)

In medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in cottage cheese, 2 cups of mozzarella and the parmesan.

To assemble:
1. Spread 1 cup of sauce on the bottom of baking pan.
2. Layer 4 uncooked sheets, 1/3 of cottage cheese mixture, half of browned meat, 1 cup of mozzarella, and 1 cup of sauce.
3. Layer 4 uncooked sheets, 1/3 cottage cheese mixture and 1-1/2 cups of sauce.
4. Layer 4 uncooked sheets, the remaining cottage cheese and browned meat, and 1 cup of sauce.
5. Layer 4 uncooked sheets, the remaining sauce, and remaining 1 cup of mozzarella.

Bake, covered with foil for 50-60 minutes. Uncover and cook until cheese is melted (about 5 minutes). Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

That is exactly how I make my stuffed shells! Which I am making right now:)