Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Cook Once, Eat Twice Lasagna

*I always prepare two pans of lasagna. One to cook, one to freeze.*

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Cook Once, Eat Twice Easy Lasagna
Prep: 20 min l Total: 1 hour, 35 min

2 lb. ground beef
2 eggs, beaten
5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
2 containers of 15 oz cottage cheese
1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped (or 1/3 cup dried)
2 jars (26 oz) spaghetti sauce
2 cups water
24 lasagna noodles, uncooked

Preheat oven to 350. Brown meat in a large skillet. Meanwhile, mix egg, 2 ½ cups of mozzarella cheese, the ricotta cheese, ½ cup parmesan cheese, and parsley until well blended; set aside.
Darin meat; return to skillet. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Add water to empty sauce jar; cover with lid and shake well. Add to meat mixture; stir until well blended. Spread 1 cup of the sauce onto the bottom of two 13X9 pans; top with layers of 3 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the ricotta cheese mixture, and 1 cup of sauce. Repeat layers twice. Top with remaining 3 noodles and the remaining meat sauce (4 total layers). Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup of parmesan cheese. Cover with greased foil. Write bake time and temp. on one pan’s foil and put in the freezer (to bake, go directly from freezer to 325F oven for about 2-2 1/2 hours ).

Bake 45 min. Remove foil; bake an additional 15 min. or until heated through. Let stand 15 min. before cutting to serve. Makes 12 servings, 1 piece each.

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  1. It always amazes me how North America adopted the lasagne. When I lived in England it hardly ever appeared on any table and I certainly had never made it until I came to Canada. Have only ever made it once though, I found handling the pasta such a pain I didn't bother.

    1. That's what's great about this recipe - you put in the noodles uncooked. They cook as they bake. :D

  2. Hi Tara and Amber - love lasagne and such a great party dish. Pasta certainly took a while to take off in the UK .. but now it's ubiquitous! And always good ... whichever, which way it'd cooked! Cheers Hilary

    1. Interesting Hilary, I often wondered, hardly anyone ate lasagna when I lived in the UK.

  3. Yum! Looks great. I always make a big one and have leftovers for the week.

    1. I like to use the frozen one for busy days or to take to someone as a meal.

  4. I once tried that one for now, one for later idea. With four boys, they just doubled up on helpings. LOL. The only thing I've ever had left overs from is vegetable soup. Go figure.


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