I’m searching for the last lasagna recipe I’ll ever need. I’ve tried several. Seriously, seven or eight recipes. I never taste anything that I’d absolutely have to have again except my husband’s lasagna. He’s a bit of wild man in the kitchen and mixed three different recipes together. My Type A-ness does not allow for such craziness in the kitchen! Now that he has the ol’ 9-5 though, I’m the batter up for dinner time. This particular recipe is the closest I’ve come to making something I’d want to have again–but even it would need tweaking, for me. The husband really liked it.
I want something that is super saucy, super cheesy, and tastes even better after a reheat. Most recipes fail on the reheat part, but the cheesy factor is also hard to come by. I usually double whatever it calls for. Anyhow, on with it!
- 1.5lb Ground Beef
- 1lb Hot Breakfast Sausage
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 14.5oz cans of whole tomatos
- 2 6oz cans of tomato paste
- 2T dried parsely
- 2T dried basil
- 1t salt
- 3c lowfat cottage cheese
- 2 eggs
- 10oz package of lasagna noodles
- .5c Kraft parmesan cheese
- 2T dried parsley (in cheese mixture)
- 1t salt (in the cheese)
- 1lb sliced mozzarella cheese
You make it just like any other lasagna. I guess the two things that make this recipe stand out are 1) the sausage and 2) the sliced mozzarella. I did like that you could taste the sausage in some bites. It made it very flavorful, but I would probably skip out on the hot and use regular instead. I also think the sliced mozz works better than the shredded for some reason. This was the first recipe I’d ever used sliced and I liked it. I couldn’t tell any difference between using ricotta versus cottage cheese. I didn’t particularly like the whole tomatoes, crushed would work just fine I think as well. It was not good reheated :( Which is always a huuuge let down! And I use an 8×11 dish so there’s always a TON more than a family of 3 (Little Big Girl is a 1/2 and the Bean is 1/2, plus the husband and me makes 3!) can eat. Which means a lot gets thrown out :(
In the next two weeks I will be trying yet another recipe :) This time with Italian turkey sausage! I’m also going with the sliced mozzarella again. I got the flat lasagna noodles so that I can make it an 8×8 dish instead of 8×11, so hopefully that will cut down on waste! Hmmm…but I didn’t cut back on any of the ingredients, so will it all fit? Thats just too much for my brain to deal with right now!
Long story short: the Husband enjoyed this lasagna and would like to have it again. Me? I’m still searching for the best lasagna!