This is, BY FAR, Josh's favorite dinner to have. The recipe for Lasagna is his mother's and we love it. It is simple and uses normal ingredients that I have around the house all the time- I don't usually have ricotta cheese like most lasagnas call for, but I always have cottage cheese.
I usually just make an 8x8 since there are only 2 of us eating, but I will give you the recipe for the 9x13 pan instead.
6 lasagna noodles, cooked according to directions on package
1 tub of cottage cheese (I buy the bigger tub, the 32oz, but maybe would only use 25-ish oz. for the 9x13 pan)
1 Tbsp parsley
Grated cheddar cheese (however much you like on your lasagna)
About 1 lb. browned ground beef, seasoned with dried onions, garlic, salt and pepper.
(see my post before this about how I cook my ground beef)
Mix eggs and parsley into cottage cheese mixture.
Spread small amount of spaghetti sauce on bottom of pan to keep noodles from sticking. Lay down 3 lasagna noodles, layer with spaghetti sauce, 1/2 of cottage cheese mixture, 1/2 lb. ground beef, 1/2 of grated cheese, then layer again with noodles, spaghetti sauce, cottage cheese, meat, and cheese. Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top. Bake at 350 for about 35-45 minutes or until bubbly throughout.
We like our lasagna a bit runny, so that there is sauce to dip our yummy breadsticks in... mmmm
I'm a stay-at-home mom who has a lot of recipes from friends and family.I love to cook simple things that taste great! My kitchen is never spotless and I can't cook anything without making a mess of the whole place. Welcome to real-life cooking!