I love pasta...spaghetti, lasagna, manicotti, ravioli...I love it all. I mostly make spaghetti at home because its quick and easy. Lately I have been making lasagna more often because of this awesome recipe that I found in the Jarratt Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Cookbook. The cookbook contains recipes from men and women in the community and I have found lots of recipes that I use regularly. If you have one you should definitely pull it out and use it. This lasagna recipe is actually Laci Lynch's and it has become my go-to when I want to make lasagna.
The recipe actually calls to use a 9x13 dish but I somehow manage to stuff as much of the ingredients into an 8x8 dish since its just for Michael and I. I have made it in a 9x13 dish before but it just seems like we have so much leftover. When I make it in a smaller dish it usually all gets eaten in a couple of days.
2 cans Hunts Garlic Tomato Sauce (I buy Hunts Garlic, Basil, and Oregano Tomato Sauce and I had to get 4 cans because I could only find the small cans)
1 1/2-2 pounds hamburger (I use a package of ground chicken)
Lasagna noodles (I use the no boiling required type)
1 Large Container Cottage Cheese (If you are using the smaller baking dish, you won't need the whole container)
2 Cups Shredded Cheese (Sometimes I use cheddar and sometimes mozarella, or a mixture of the two if I have it. Both are really good.)
|Preheat oven to 350 degrees and brown your ground meat...|
|Pour a layer of tomato sauce in the bottom of your dish...just enough to cover.|
|Add a layer of noodles on top.|
|Next a layer of meat. I used 1/2 of mine.|
|Next a layer of cottage cheese and then a layer of shredded cheese.|
|Then another layer of tomato sauce...I may be a little heavy handed with the sauce...I love tomato sauce. You may want to go a little more light :)|
|Another layer of meat and sauce...|