Sunday, September 14, 2008

Easy Lasagna

1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 container (16 ounces) cottage cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese, divided
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion
1/2 cup water
2 cans (26 ounces each) chunky spaghetti sauce
1 box (12 ounces) oven-ready lasagna noodles, uncooked

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, combine egg, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, cottage cheese, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Set aside.

In a large frying pan, brown beef and onion together until beef is done. Drain any excess grease. Add water and all but 1 cup of spaghetti sauce to beef. Spread reserved spaghetti sauce into bottom of a greased 9X13 pan. Layer 5 to 6 lasagna noodles over sauce, overlapping or breaking to fit, if necessary. Spread half the cheese mixture over noodles. Spoon 1/3 of the beef mixture over cheese layer. Repeat layers once. Add one more layer of 5 to 6 noodles and spoon remaining 1/3 of beef over top. Cover and bake 50 minutes. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese over top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Makes 8 servings.
This is a family favorite. It is out of the great recipe book 101 Things to do with a Casserole. I would highly recommend that book to anyone.


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