Monday, January 10, 2011

Lazy Day Lasagna

1 12 oz container cottage cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 eggs
½ cup chopped parsley
1 tsp. onion powder
½ tsp. dried basil leaves
½ tsp. pepper

1 32 oz jar spaghetti sauce
¾ pound cooked ground beef
12 uncooked lasagna noodles
¼ cup water
Grated Parmesan cheese

In large bowl, mix first 7 (first group) ingredients until well blended; set aside.  In medium bowl, mix together spaghetti sauce and meat.  In 12x8x2 baking dish, spread ¾ cup meat sauce.  Layer 4 uncooked noodles on top of meat sauce.  Spread with half of cottage cheese mixture and 1½ cups meat sauce.  Layer 4 more uncooked noodles on top of meat sauce.  Spread with remaining cottage cheese mixture.  Top with remaining 4 uncooked noodles and remaining meat sauce.  Pour water around edges of casserole*.  Cover tightly with lid.  Bake in 375 oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more or until noodles are tender.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.  Serve with Parmesan cheese. 

*If freezing, do not add water.  After removing from freezer, add water around edges.

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