Happy Tasty Tuesday! It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of March already. I have no idea where the month went, but I am glad spring has sprung here in Maryland, and the crocuses and daffodils are blooming in our gardens. I love seeing all the color.
For this week’s recipe, I tried the Lazy Lasagne recipe from the “Sharing Our Best – A Collection of Recipes from Ridgeview Mennonite Church” cookbook. Yes, the recipe author has lasagne with an “e” at the end. I always spell with it with an “a” at the end. I made a few changes to the recipe which I’ll mention after I share the original recipe with you. I fixed this back at the beginning of the month when our weather was cooler and this just hit the spot.
Lazy Lasagne, Ruth Martin, page 36, Sharing Our Best – A Collection of Recipes from Ridgeview Mennonite Church
1 (8 oz.) pkg. broad noodles
1 c. cottage cheese
2/3 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese
2 1/2 c. spaghetti sauce
1 lb. ground beef
Brown beef and drain fat. Add to spaghetti sauce. Cook noodles and drain water. In large bowl, toss noodles with three cheeses. In a baking dish, spoon sauce to cover bottom. Layer 1/2 noodle mixture, then 1/2 sauce. Repeat layers. Bake 25-30 minutes.
A few things I did differently when I made this – I used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese. I used the no-cook lasagna noodles since I had them on hand. I used one pound ground beef and one pound Italian sausage, so I added more cheeses and sauce since I doubled the meat. And I used Prego spaghetti sauce as well. And since the recipe was doubled, I baked it for almost an hour. Since there wasn’t a baking time, I baked it at 375 degrees.
This was really good and easy to make. The longest part of making it was browning the ground beef and sausage. Putting it together was a breeze.
And one of my favorite parts was that we had plenty for leftovers, so I froze part of it for a dinner later on.
Hope you have a great day and are enjoying spring in your neck of the woods. Off to plan our Easter dinner menu…