Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday at Caprene's House: Lasagna
1 package of lasagna noodles (does anyone else end up throwing out noodles? why do they put so many in the box.) I used whole wheat noodles this time and loved them.
1 lb ground meat (this night I used ground turkey, I also use ground beef, or Italian sausage.)
2 cans Italian-stewed tomatoes
1 can tomato paste
Italian seasoning to taste (I use a LOT)
16 oz cottage cheese
1lb grated mozzarella cheese
other optional things I add:
Boil the noodles
Brown the meat and then drain
Add the tomatoes, the tomato paste, extra veggies and the seasoning and simmer until the noodles are cooked. Add the cottage cheese just before putting the lasagna together.
Lay enough noodles to cover the bottom of a casserole dish.
Spread 1/2 the meat sauce over the noodles.
Sprinkle 1/3 of mozzarella cheese.
Cover with noodles again.
Spread the rest of the meat sauce on the noodles.
Sprinkle with 1/3 of mozzarella cheese.
Cover with noodles.
Sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes (until you can see the sauce bubbling on the edges.)
From the kitchen of Caprene