Monday, December 8, 2008


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.


Jen said...

Hey Jen...I have a question for ya:
Do you have a muffin recipe that 4-yr-olds would like that is fairly easy to make? I need 30 muffins to take to my son's school on Friday. I'm thinking blueberry or chocolate chip possibly???!!
Anyway, I know you have the BEST recipes on I thought I'd ask you!
I'm at
Ps. Your Lasagna looks DIVINE! and I haven't had any in a looong time. Sounds like dinner tonight!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen,

I made this recipe for my family and a friend, it was a hit. One of my daughters and I couldn't wait to have the left-overs for lunch the next day--so we had them for breakfast! Now THAT's comfort food...thanks!