Sunday, January 8, 2012

Easy Lasagna

Well, I did it. I bought myself a new pan. A 13 x 9 in baking dish-cast iron with a porcelain finish .it's heavy. So, tonight it's maiden voyage will be to bake a lasagna. I jazzed up the old recipe with mushrooms and pepperoni. it should be really good.

1 pound lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 (4.5 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
2(28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (16 ounce) package cottage cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1 (16 ounce) package lasagna noodles
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 bell pepper chopped
4 oz pepperoni slices, cut in half


1. In a large skillet, cook and stir ground beef until brown. Add mushrooms and onions, peppers, and pepperoni; saute until onions are transparent and peppers are soft. . Stir in pasta sauce, and heat through.

2. In a medium size bowl, combine cottage cheese,  grated Parmesan cheese, and eggs.

3. Spread a thin layer of the meat sauce in the bottom of a 13x9 inch pan.

4. Layer with uncooked lasagna noodles, cheese mixture, mozzarella cheese, and meat sauce. Continue layering until all ingredients are used, reserving 1/2 cup mozzarella. Cover pan with aluminum foil.

5. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 45 minutes. Uncover, and top with remaining half cup of mozzarella cheese. Bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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