This is my ultimate favorite comfort food. I really like this recipe. It is simple, kid friendly and rather basic but I love it.
1 Lb ground beef or turkey or sausage
1/2 medium sweet onion
1 large can crushed tomatoes
2 can tomato paste
1 1/2 tea salt
1/2 tea pepper
1 Tbl basil
1 tea garlic
3 C cottage cheese
1 cup parmasan cheese
2 Tbl parsley flakes
2 beaten eggs
10oz whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 lb mozzarella cheese - grated
Saute the onion and meat until meat is no longer pink and onions are transparent. In sauce pan bring to simmer - tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, garlic and seasoning. In bowl mix, 2 beaten eggs, parmasan cheese, cottage cheese and parsley. Boil noodles - this is totally optional. Most the time I do not boil the noodles I just reserve some of the tomato sauce and moisten the bottom of my pyrex pan, the noodles cook up just fine.
Layer in large greased Pyrex pan - noodles, 1/2 cottage cheese mixture, 1/3 grated mozzarella, 1/2 meat mixture and repeat - top with grated cheese. Spray your foil with Pam before covering so your cheese won't stick to the foil, I hate that when that happens.
Bake covered at 325 for 30 minutes and uncovered an additional 15-20 minutes until golden and bubbly. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before serving.