Friday, March 24, 2017

Easy Layered Lasagna

I think that Lasagna is one of the greatest of all the comfort foods. I love it, my family loves it, but it is just too darn much work.  You have to make the meat sauce, make the cheese mixture, cook the pasta (which I always mess up) - then you still have to assemble the lasagna and Then bake it. 

And don't even get me started on the frozen stuff.  How does it even call itself lasagna. 

so here is this fantastic recipe for quick lasagna. I used the Very Veggie pasta sauce from the freezer, so all I did was mix the cheese up and cook the pasta. I made pretty authentic tasting lasagna in the time it took to boil the shells (11 minutes). 

Ingredients : 

16 oz. small shell pasta

1 package Very Veggie spaghetti sauce

24 oz. container cottage cheese
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp Italian seasoning

Directions :

Preheat the oven to 400 F.

Cook the pasta to al dente, about 9 minutes. 

In the meantime, put a bag of your frozen pasta sauce in the sink or a bowl of warm water to thaw. 

In a large mixing bowl, combine cottage cheese, the shredded mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.

Now warm up your pasta sauce, you can do it on the stove top, or in the microwave. 

When you are ready to serve it, assemble it with pasta on the plate, then top with a scoop of the cheese mixture and then pour the hot pasta sauce over the top. (the hot sauce will make the cheese all melty and delicious)

You can add more parmesan cheese on the top and you are all set to eat the masterpiece that is lasagna.