Friday, May 23, 2008

The Best Lasagne Ever!!

This is the Pioneer Womans recipe. She calls it "The best lasagne ever", I have to agree, it is pretty dang good. But, even more, its easy. I made this last night, and my hottie hubby stated "this is really tasty", I asked him to rate it and this one got a 9 out of 10. Its a keeper! Enjoy.

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 lb. Jimmy Dean hot breakfast sausage
2 cloves minced garlic
2 14.5 oz cans whole tomatos
2 6 oz cans tomato paste
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried basil
1 teaspoons salt

Cheese Mixture
3 cups lowfat cottage cheese
2 eggs beaten
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 teaspoon salt

Other Ingredients
lasagne noodles (I used oven ready)
1 lb. sliced mozzarella cheese

Brown beef, sausage, and garlic until browned. Drain half of the fat. Add tomatos,paste,parsley,basil, and salt. Mix and simmer uncovered 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile mix the cottage cheese and eggs together. Add parmesan, parsley, and salt. Mix well.

In a 9x13 pan. Layer 4 lasagne noodles. Top with half of cottage cheese mixture. Top with 1/2 lb. mozzarella. Evenly spread a little less than half of sause mixture over mozzarella. Layer 4 more noodles, the rest of the cottage cheese mixture, the rest of the mozzarella and then the rest of the sauce. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

****If any questions, the pioneer woman website shows pictures step by step!
****the pioneer woman used regualar noodles. I used oven ready, I cooked it for 40
minutes to make sure they were cooked through!