Monday, September 20, 2010

Cheesy Lasagna

I'm currently looking for a yummy Lasagna dish and found this one that sounded really yummy and decided to give it a try. Though this Cheesy Lasagna dish didn't quiet turn out the way I was hoping, it was still good. I know I'll make a few changes the next time I make it. My only complaint was the center wasn't as firm as I like. If you have a Lasagna dish you would like to share - I'd love to have it!! :D

The only photo I have is of Princess Guinea Pig helping me make the base.

1 pound ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups water
1 can (12 ounces) tomato paste
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 package (8 ounces) lasagna noodles
8 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
1 carton (12 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato paste, salt, rosemary and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions; drain. In a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish, layer a third of the meat sauce, noodles and Swiss cheese. Repeat layers. Top with cottage cheese and the remaining Swiss cheese, noodles and sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.
Cover and bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

**The few things I would change is either less water or another 12 ounce can of tomato paste. I felt the mixture was too runny. I also added other herbs to my base, like basil and oregano. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Peter usually used leftovers to make our "basanana". (that's what Simon calls it.) Sometimes chicken, sometimes meatloaf. :) He mostly wings it. He used cottage cheese also since I can't stand ricotta(sp?).