Friday, February 18, 2011

This Lasagna was FAB

So, I totally didn't take pictures because it was only my 2nd time making lasagna ever, people know what lasagna looks like, and because the camera has new batteries in it and is packed in my hospital bag, ready for whenever this kid decides he wants to arrive.
Bare with me as I kinda sorta made this up as I went along...I didn't measure, but these are more estimates (I know y'all hate when I do this to you, but I'm pretty accurate, I think). Let me know if any of my measurements should be changed when you make it...I'll be sure to give you credit too!

2 lbs ground beef (I used chuck, from a roll. Really, it's quite good)
1/2 tsp dried onion
1/2 tsp dried garlic
2 tsp basil, fresh, diced, divided (you could use about 1 tbsp dried basil)
1 jar Barilla Marinara sauce (you can use other things, this is just what I had on hand)
1 tub (16 oz) Daisy low fat cottage cheese (again, this is what I had on hand)
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp pepper, ground
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1 lb mozzarella cheese, divided
12-15 lasagna noodles (the no-boil ones are legit as well, but I didn't have them)

Brown ground beef in a medium sauce pan, with onion and garlic, drain any excess fat.
Add marinara sauce and half of the basil. Let simmer about an hour. Add in 2nd half of basil.
Cook lasagna noodles as directed, drain and set aside.
Combine cottage cheese, eggs, pepper, oregano, Parmesan cheese and 1/2 of mozzarella.
In a lasagna pan, layer noodles, cheese mixture, and meat sauce, repeating until it's even with the top of the pan. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes or until cheese mixture is thoroughly melted. I also turned on the broiler for a few seconds to make the top that golden bubbly deliciousness.

I served with a salad and The Pioneer Woman's "The Bread" which, is SERIOUSLY the most easy awesomeness you'll ever come across.

Eventually, ok, SOON I'll make this again and post pictures. I promise. <3


l'amourös. said...

love this blog!
I'll introduce it at my blog :)
I want to cook more, I think it will help me :)

B said...

Thank you! My son is just getting to the age that I can cook more again. So hopefully, I'll be adding many more posts soon!