Monday, April 21, 2008

The Pioneer Woman's "The Best Lasagna. Ever."

I got this recipe off The Pioneer Woman's Food Blog. It's really yummy.

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
1 lb hot breakfast sausage (I use mild and only 1/2 lb)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 14.5-ounce cans whole tomatoes
2 4-ounce cans tomato paste
2 TBS dried parsley
2 TBS dried basil
1 tsp salt
3 cups lowfat cottage cheese
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup grated (not shredded) parmesan cheese
2 TBS dried parsley
1 tsp salt
1 lb sliced mozarella cheese
1 10-ounce package lasagna noodles

Bring large pot of water to boil.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet or saucepan, combine ground beef, sausage, and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat until browned. Drain half the fat; less if you're feeling naughty. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, 2 TBS parsley, basil and 1 tsp salt. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix cottage cheese, beaten eggs, grated parmesan, 2 more TBS parsley, and 1 more tsp salt. Stir together well. Set aside. Cook lasagna noodles until "al dente" (not overly cooked).

Arrange 4 cooked lasagna noodles in the bottom of a baking pan, overlapping if necessary.
Spoon half of the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles. Spread evenly.
Cover cottage cheese with single layer of mozarella slices.
Spoon a little less than half the meat mixture over the top.
Repeat, ending with meat mixture. Sprinkle generously with extra parmesan.

Either freeze, refridgerate for up to 2 days, or bake immediately: 350-degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes, or until top is hot and bubbly. Eat. Enjoy. Faint. Smile.


Melissa said...

Mmmm...I love lasagna - this should be good!

Thomas Family said...

I also made that, and agree 100 percent that it was heavenly. Love the picture. I am a "buy it at Costco because it would be cheaper than purchasing the ingredients" person. But this wasn't to hard to make and was much better than the Costco lasagna. If I remember correctly it made a lot. I think I would purchase 2 disposable pans and half the ingredients. Make one for the day and one for the freezer for another day when you are busy.
Great recipe Steff!

Rob & Lisa Lamb Blog said...

I love the pioneer woman, and I have made this is wonderful! I cut it in half and easily fed a family of 6. Thanks for posting.