Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Lasagna is great for movie night b/c you can make it, bake it, and forget it. This way you can actually watch the movie. For some reason Matt hates Ricotta. So, I did a little research and found out you can do without by using cottage cheese instead. I tried it out with a little bit of this and little bit of that and it worked. It is nothing fancy, but I really enjoy it.

What you need
1 lb ground beef
8 oz package of spaghetti mix
6 oz tomato paste
8 oz tomato sauce
6 no cook lasagna noodles
8 oz cream cheese, soften
¾ C cottage cheese
1 C sour cream
2 C parmesan
1 tbsp parsley

How to do it
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, parsley in large bowl
3. Cook beef in skillet. Drain excess grease. Add spaghetti mix, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water if to thick.
4. In a greased baking dish layer 3 noodles (not touching), 1/2 cheese mix, 1/2 meat, 1/2 mozzarella, and 1/2 parmesan. Repeating once.
5. Bake for 40 minutes with foil and an additional 15 minutes without foil.