Lazy Lasagna

This recipe totally came together by accident. Everyone forgot to get something out of the freezer that morning so that meant come diner time we had to search the refrigerator.  A big container of spaghetti sauce stood out along with some cottage cheese. When I think of those 2 things immediately I think of Lasagna.

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One problem, no Lasagna noodles. No problem. Checking the pantry we came across a bag of rotini pasta and this new dish was formed. You get the same taste with less frustration and time.  Hence the name – lazy lasagna.

 

  • 1 – bag of rotini pasta (8 ounces or 250 grams)
  • 1 small container of cottage cheese (8 ounces or 250 grams)
  • 1 cup of mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano and parsley
  • 1 batch of Crazu Spaghetti Sauce

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Boil the pasta in a large pot of water for 12 minutes.  Drain and run cold water over the pasta to cool.  Mix ¾ cup of the mozzarella cheese with the parmesan cheese, cottage cheese, egg, oregano and parsley.  Reserve the additional ¼ of the mozzarella cheese for the topping. Thinly cover the bottom of a soufflé pan with the spaghetti sauce.  Add a layer of pasta, followed by a layer of the cheese mixture and topped with spaghetti sauce.  Repeat the layering two more times.  Sprinkle the reserved mozzarella cheese over the top.  Bake for 30 minutes until the lasagna is bubbling and the top is melted.

 Given a choice, dinner guests request our lasagna frequently.  It really is a great dish, but, time intensive to build.  This lazy lasagna has a very similar taste and completed in a quarter of the time; more time out of the kitchen and with the guest, at least those who have not already been in the kitchen with us as we do our thing.  Funny how crowded it can be on occasion.  Buen provecha!

 

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