Sunday, May 15, 2011

Comfort food-Lasagna

It's a rainy, gloomy Sunday and a perfect day for some comfort food. When I think of comfort food, I immediately think of pasta. I love pasta in a cream sauce or some type of baked dish with a red sauce and lots of cheese. Yum.

My new fav is lasagna. I've tried making it a few times but boiling the noodles and assembling everything was such a pain in the ass. Well I found a recipe using the no-bake noodles and have made a few changes. How can you go wrong with 4 cups of cheese? This is definitely easy enough for my beginner friends:)

1lb Italian Sausage- sweet or hot
1 1/2 jars spaghetti sauce
1 container of cottage cheese
4 cups of cheese ( 2 cups Italian cheese blend and 2 cups Mozzarella)
2 eggs
salt and pepper
9 no-bake lasagna noodles

Preheat oven to 350. Cook the Italian sausage in a large pan and drain any grease. Add the spaghetti sauce and cook for 5 min. In a large bowl, mix the cottage cheese, eggs and 2 cups of the cheese, salt and pepper. In the bottom of a 9 x 13 dish, spread some of the sauce to cover the bottom of the pan. Then layer 3 uncooked lasagna noodles, cheese, sauce and repeat layers. Top with the 2 cups of cheese. Take a piece of aluminum foil and spray one side with cooking spray. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 45 min. Take the foil off and bake for an additional 10 min. Serve with Texas toast or garlic bread.

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