Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Week 42: Nicky's Lasagna

This is not a new recipe; it's something we make all the time. But, it seemed important to share it with you. It's "winter" food, so it seems perfect to make today. It's raining and only about 65 here today.

1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 small onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 C water
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
6 oz tomato paste
2 dried bay leaves
1 tsp dried parsley
26 oz tomato soup (condensed)
12 - 16 oz cottage cheese
12 - 16 oz mozzarella, divided
Lasagna noodles, cooked

Brown beef with onions and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent and beef is cooked.

Meanwhile, combine water, salt, pepper, oregano, tomato paste, bay leaves, parsley, and tomato soup. Add mixture to beef, onions, and garlic. Simmer for 30 minutes.

Combine cottage cheese and mozzarella, reserving 1 C of mozzarella

Ladle some of the sauce mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Layer noodles, half of the cheese mixture, and half of sauce mixture. Repeat. End with 1 C of mozzarella topping noodles.

Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.

My notes:
Don't use fat free cottage cheese; it ends with a really watery final product.

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