- Misty Delgado
1lb. ground beef
2 jars of Prego spaghetti sauce (I use the flavored with meat variety)
16 oz. small curd cottage cheese (you can use ricotta but I always use cottage)
15 boiled lasagna noodles (I toss them with a little bit of butter after draining to keep from sticking)
1-2 cups each of Mozzarella and Cheddar cheeses
Step 1: Boil noodles in large pot. Brown meat in large skillet, when meat browned add 2 jars of spaghetti sauce and keep warm on stove top. When noodles are finished drain and set aside.
Step 2: Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray (makes cleanup easier!!). Assemble layers.
1. Meat sauce spread to cover bottom of pan
2. Layer of noodles
3. Meat sauce
4. Layer of noodles
5. ½ tub of cottage cheese spread on top of noodles, also sprinkle with mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan
6. Meat sauce
7. Noodle layer
8. Meat sauce
10. Remaining cottage cheese and mozzarella, cheddar and parmesan
11. Remaining meat sauce
Cover with Aluminum foil (I spray the foil on the side touching the food so cheese doesn’t get baked on to it). Bake 350 degrees for 45 min’s, uncover and bake for an additional 15 min’s to brown cheeses. If this will be refrigerated or frozen before cooking increase cooking time accordingly. This can also be split into a ½ recipe for a smaller crowd J I also put a cookie sheet under the pan in the oven to prevent sauce from spilling over.