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Sweet Sausage Lasagna

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2010-07-20 Main Dish
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Sweet Italian sausage is crumbled, cooked and combined with spaghetti sauce, then layered with lasagna noodles and a mozzarella-Parmesan-cottage cheese mixture.

  • Servings: 8-12

Ingredients:

20 oz Sweet Italian Sausage, casings removed
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
1½ jars Spaghetti Sauce
¾ cup Water
15 oz Cottage Cheese
2 Eggs, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp Dried Basil, parsley, or oregano
4 cups Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1 cup Shredded Fresh Parmesan Cheese, divided
16 oz Lasagna Noodles, cooked and drained

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Crumble and brown sausage. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute more. Add spaghetti sauce and water. Turn off burner. Combine all of the cottage cheese with the eggs, basil, 2 cups of the mozzarella and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan. Cover the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking dish with 3/4 cup of tomato sauce mixture. Layer with 3 or 4 lasagna noodles, 1/3 of the cottage cheese mixture, and 3/4 cup of sauce. Repeat noodles, cheese, and sauce layers 2 more times. Layer 3 to 4 more lasagna noodles, the remaining sauce, 2 cups mozzarella, and 1/2 cup Parmesan. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 more minutes. Let sit for 15 minutes before cutting.

Helpful Tips:

I like to use Ragu's Chucky Garden Sauce but I blend it to get rid of the chucks.