Monday, December 10, 2007

Easy Lasagna

-Mom Pulsipher

1 lb. ground beef
¾ cup water
1 (32 oz) jar of spaghetti sauce (Prego preferred)
1 tsp. basil leaves
1 tsp. oregano leaves
1 (12 oz) container cottage cheese (we use less)
1 beaten egg
9 pieces lasagna noodles, uncooked
3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/3 cup parmesan cheese (optional)

Preheat oven to 350º. In a large skillet, brown beef (season with salt & pepper) and drain off liquid. Stir in spaghetti sauce, water, basil and oregano. Simmer 5-10 minutes. Combine cottage cheese and egg. In ungreased 9x13 baking pan, layer 1/3 of the noodles, 1/3 of the meat sauce, 1/3 of the cottage cheese mixture, 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers ending with mozzarella cheese on top. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if using. Cover with foil. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake 30 minutes more. Let stand 10-15 minutes before serving. Serve with bread sticks or French bread.

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