This is our first time to make a Lasagna. And of course we did tweak it a bit.But it turned out ok not great but quick and easy compared to more involved ones.
1 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic minced
2 Tablespoons oil
1 lb ground beef (this is a tweak.... we added a link of Italian sausage, casing removed)
2 caned stewed tomatoes 14 oz (we used diced tomatoes)
1can tomato paste 6oz
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper(tweak we also added 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and mushrooms)1 cups cottage cheese 1 cup ricotta cheese (combine these two together)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese divided
1/4 cup fresh parsley
8 oz wide lasagna noodles1 cup mozzarella cheese
Cook and stir onions and garlic in oil till soft push to one side and add beef and sausage.
Drain if needed.
Add tomatoes with juice and tomato paste,basil,oregano,sugar,pepper,red pepper, mushrooms. Simmer 30 minutes.
Combine cottage and ricotta cheese with parsley and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese.
Cook noodles according to package.
Heat oven to 350
Place thin layer of meat sauce in bottom of 13x9x2 baking dish.
Add half of noodles half of cottage cheese mixture sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup of mozzarella then thin layer of sauce.
Repeat noodle and cheese layers, top with remaining sauce and mozzarella cheese.bake 45 minutes.
Let stand 15 minutes before serving.