Monday, November 26, 2012

Cheese Lasagna

Cheese Lasagna is a staple in my house. With so many different food tastes, it is hard to find something that we will all eat and enjoy! Lasagna is really easy to make, it just comes down to the layering.

Here's what you need:

  • Marinara Sauce (I use homemade, but canned will work as well)
  • 32 oz Ricotta Cheese
  • 16 oz Cottage Cheese
  • 2 cups Parmeasean Cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 packages of shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 1/2 boxes of oven ready Lasagna noodles

First, mix together the Ricotta, Cottage, and Parmesan cheeses with an egg, until smooth. This creates a thick cheese mixture that melts deliciously!

To begin the layering. First put a layer of sauce on the bottom of the pan. The sauce keeps the noodles and cheese from burning and sticking to the bottom of the pan. I layer sauce, noodles, cheese mixture, shredded cheese and repeat. I love Lasagna noodles, and tend to put a lot in by overlapping their edges when layering. Using an ice cream scoop makes it easy to evenly distribute the cheese mixture, and then spreading it with a rubber spatula.

Your last layer should be sauce. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

After the 45 minutes, remove the foil and cover with the remained of the shredded cheese and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Let cool for 10- 15 minutes before serving. Yum! Dinner is served!

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