Friday, February 8, 2013

Pam's Lasagna

I was in Utah last week staying with my sister and my other sister-in-law, Pam was there.  She is an AWESOME cook, so I had her write down some of her favourite recipes.  This is one of them!

Our kids favorite lasagna (Pam)
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
random vegetables in fridge (to hide in the your kids don't know they are eating them!)
1 Tbsp veg oil
1 pound italian sausage
1 can of crushed tomatoes
1 jar of spaghetti sauce (prego or whatever)
Italian seasoning, basil, oregeno or thyme
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup chopped spinach
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 egg
Mozza cheese for the top

In food processor:
1 onion in food
3 cloves of garlic
any additional random vegetables you have in fridge ie. turnip, celery, carrots etc.

in pot with 1 Tbsp. veg. oil
once onions are translucent add 1 pound italian sausage

once meat is cooked add:
 spaghetti sauce (prego or whatever)
1 can of crushed tomatoes (I put my tomatoes in the blender)
Flavor with italian seasoning or basil, oregano, thyme,
taste the sauce and add salt and pepper to taste.
turn down heat and let simmer for 15 min.

In  a large bowl mix cottage cheese or ricotta cheese with chopped fresh spinach, 1 egg and 1/4 c. parmesan cheese.

In casserole dish put a little of sauce on the bottom than layer noodles, cottage mix, spaghetti sauce and mazzorella cheese. Repeat the layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins. Uncover and bake for another 15-20 mins.

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