Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wendy's Fantabulous Lasagna...the lazy way!

Yes, another one from Wendy! Woo-hoo! However, she probably makes this much more amazing than I do. She makes her red sauce from scratch! That is a good woman for you! Someday I am sure that I will suck it up and do it the hard way, but until then...this recipe is the cheesiest, yummiest lasagna I have eaten in...forever! It literally has 5 different types of cheese, including swiss, which makes the recipe! I cut this recipe in half for an 8x8 pan. BTW: I think it is officially impossible to get a good picture of lasagna!

From: Wendy

1 1/2 lbs hamburger
1 can prego
12 oz. cottage cheese
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
9 strips no boil lasagna noodles(or rice pasta to be gf)
1 1/2 cup swiss cheese
2 cup cheddar cheese
1-8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Mix cottage cheese, egg, and parmesan cheese in a small bowl, set aside. Crumble hamburger in fry pan. Cook until no pink remains, then drain off fat and combine with prego. 
Place a thin layer of sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Layer 1/3 of each noodles, cottage cheese mixture, swiss and cheddar cheese. Pinch off small pieces of cream cheese and dot over other cheeses. 

Add another layer of sauce. Repeat layering 2-3 times, ending with sauce. 

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with mozzarella. Bake for another 10-15 minutes.
Serve with Divine Breadsticks and you will definitely feel like you gained a couple pounds! Okay, maybe that isn't desirable, but just wait until you TASTE it!


Brian and chelsea said...

did you change the header and background of the blog? I like it!
And yeah - lasagna isnt the prettiest dish to photograph. But you did great - I'm tempted to lick the computer screen.

jen said...

You've been doing a lot of cooking my friend! I've had a lot of posts in my reader from you, and I enjoy it. :)

Sorry these last two wks I've been MIA. bff got married and then there was this whole big primary thing... anyway we need to do dinner soon. I'll see you in church Sunday, I get to come to RS. yay!