Sunday, May 15, 2016

Meat & Cheese Lasagna

AMAZING!!!  I should just leave it at that -- this was AMAZING!!!  SOOOO yummy!!!
Serving = 1 cup (2 yellow, 1 red, 1 blue)

12 lasagna noodles
1# ground beef
15 oz. cottage cheese
2 ½ cups mozzarella cheese, divided
½ cup parmesan cheese, divided
1 egg, beaten
¼ cup parsley
24 oz. marinara sauce
1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Brown the ground beef, add marinara sauce, and water. In separate bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, egg, parsley, ¼ parmesan cheese, 1 ¼ cup mozzarella cheese.  Spread 1 cup meat sauce onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish; top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup meat sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining noodles, meat sauce and cheeses. Cover with foil sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake 1 hour or until heated through, removing foil after 45 min. Let stand 15 min. before cutting to serve. 

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