Meaty Mouthful of Goodness

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I know, I know, I say this every time, but I apologize for not posting that much over the past few months….. but it’s a new year!!  I did A LOT of cooking over the holidays and I will be adding numerous recipes as the weeks go on.  This is a recipe from The Pioneer Woman and its title is 100% true.  Click below to find the recipe at her website and see step by step instructions of how to cook.

* recipe can be found at the Pioneer Woman

The Best Lasagna Ever

  • 1-½ pound Ground Beef
  • 1 pound Hot Breakfast Sausage
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 cans (14.5 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes
  • 2 cans (6 Ounce) Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 cups Lowfat Cottage Cheese
  • 2 whole Beaten Eggs
  • ½ cups Grated (not Shredded) Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 pound Sliced Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 package (10 Ounce) Lasagna Noodles (I use Whole Wheat)
  • (add 1/2 Teaspoon Salt And 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil To Pasta Water)
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    Preparation:

     

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

    Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saucepan, combine ground beef, sausage, and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain half the fat; less if you’re feeling naughty. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 tablespoons parsley, basil and salt. Set aside.

    In a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, beaten eggs, grated Parmesan, 2 more tablespoons parsley, and 1 more teaspoon salt. Stir together well. Set aside. Cook lasagna until “al dente” (not overly cooked).

    To assemble:
    Arrange 4 cooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking pan, overlapping if necessary. Spoon half the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles. Spread evenly. Cover cottage cheese with a layer of mozzarella cheese. Spoon a little less than half the meat mixture over the top.

    Repeat, ending with meat mixture. Sprinkle top generously with extra Parmesan.

    Either freeze, refrigerate for up to two days, or bake immediately: 350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until top is hot and bubbly.

    Next Time:

    This Lasagna is SUPER meaty and that is why Will LOVED it.  I am not a huge fan of meat so next time I am going to try 1 1/2 lbs of spicy ground turkey instead.  I hate  cottage cheese, but I honestly did not notice it at all so be brave and try it.

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    One response »

    1. yay! glad you’re posting again! can’t wait to see all the recipes you post…and hopefully come over and eat them too 😉 i tried a couple random ones over the holidays too that i can send your way!

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