Friday, February 26, 2010

Lazy Girl Lasagna!

This is my mom's one pan lasagna recipe! Absolutely yummy for those chilly winter nights! Wonderful to layer together, toss in the oven and forget while you enjoy the laughter of friends over for dinner!

2 jars of your favorite pasta sauce (You need a little more than 1 jar usually.)
1 box lasagna regular noodles (not the precooked ones)
1 container cottage cheese
1 container ricotta cheese
1 bag baby spinach (or substitute your favorite.... like ground beef.)
1 bag part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
1 small bag shredded Parmesan cheese
1 squirt of Pam or a dash of olive oil
1 glass rectangular oven pan
Preheat oven 350

What to do:
Mix the cottage cheese and ricotta together and set aside. Lightly grease the pan with a squirt of Pam or olive oil. Now you're ready to build the layers! Put a little bit of pasta sauce at bottom of the pan and then start layering! Lasagna noodles, spoonfuls of cottage/ricotta mixture (I smooth them out a bit once I drop them in.) baby spinach leaves, shredded mozzarella to cover. Now depending on your preferences, you can add a layer of sauce or simply start layering again beginning with the noodles. You want to layer until you reach the top of the pan. I usually get 3 or 4 layers in before I reach the top. Once all the layers are completed, pour the remainder of the sauce all over. Bake one to one-and-half hours. After 30 minutes or so, loosely drape a piece of tin foil over the top. It keeps the top from getting too brown. After an hour, poke the noodles with a fork. If tender, remove from oven, cover with Parmesan cheese and allow it to cool about 5 minutes. Then serve! Prepare yourself for RAVE reviews! Anne


Kathleen Ellis said...

NOW I am hungrrrrry! this sounds deeelicious! I think I'll have to try it real soon!
Thanks, Ann!
Happy weekend!

steffy said...

thanks for sharing this. I am going to give it a try this weekend!

steph h

Andie said...

Love the recipe! Thanks for sharing!

Andie Petoskey
Success Coach

kmemho said...

this is a dumb question - but should I cook the noodles before layering them in the dish?