If you think Lasagna is complicated–THINK AGAIN!
This recipe for homemade lasagna is super simple to prep, making lasagna easy enough for busy weeknights.
While this lasagna recipe is not traditional, it is delicious! And can be changed up to suit your family’s needs.
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Olive oil for greasing pan
1 pound ground beef or Italian Sausage
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon salt
3 cups homemade spaghetti sauce or your favorite store brand
1 cup water
12 lasagna noodles, uncooked
2 cups cottage cheese
1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, freshly grated, divided
2 cups mozzarella cheese
Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in meat and begin to brown. Add in 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon oregano and brown fully. Turn off heat and drain off any excess grease on meat and return to skillet. Add in spaghetti sauce and 1 cup of water and mix well.
Mix the cottage cheese with parsley, Italian Seasoning, red pepper flakes, minced garlic, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, and egg until combined.
Brush a 9×13 pan with olive oil.
Spread a thin layer of the tomato sauce on the bottom of the pan.
Lay 4 noodles down. Top with 1/2 the cottage cheese mixture, followed by 1 cup meat sauce. Lay 4 more noodles down and spread with the remaining cottage cheese mixture. Top with 1 cup sauce and 4 more noodles. Pour the remaining sauce over the noodles and top with mozzarella cheese, and additional ¼ cup Parmesan cheese.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 for 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes or so, before slicing.