10/10/07

Lasagna - Pioneer Woman style

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 lb hot breakfast sausage
2 cloves minced garlic
2 14.5 oz cans whole tomatoes
2 6 oz cans tomato paste
2 Tbs parsley flakes
2 Tbs diced basil
1 tsp salt
3 C low fat cottage cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 C Parmesan cheese
1 lb sliced mozzarella cheese
10 oz pkg lasagna noodles

In a skillet, combine ground beef, sausage and minced garlic.
Cook until brown.
Drain off about half of the fat.
Add whole tomatoes and tomato paste.
Add parsley, basil, and salt.
Mix thoroughly and simmer, uncovered about 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While simmering, boil noodles al dente.
When finished cooking, drain, rinse with cool water, and lay flat on sheet of aluminum foil.
Wile meat mixture and noodles are cooking, mix 3 C cottage cheese with 2 beaten eggs.
Add Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes, and 1 tsp. salt.
Mix together well.
Build assembly line of: meat mixture, mozzarella cheese, cottage cheese mixture, and cooked lasagna noodles.
Lay 4 noodles in the bottom of pan, overlapping as you go.
Spread half of the cottage cheese mixture evenly over noodles.
Lay half pound mozzarella cheese slices on top.
Spread a little less than half of the meat mixture over the mozzarella cheese slices.
Repeat process.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

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