No-Fuss Beef Lasagna

posted by Leigh Ann 08-27-98 12:49 PM

No-Fuss Beef Lasagna

1 pound ground beef
1/4 tsp salt
1 jar spaghetti sauce (26 oz)
1 can Italian tomatoes, diced,undrained(15 oz)
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1 carton cottage cheese (15 oz)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
1 egg beaten
10 regular lasagna noodles not cooked
1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese,shredded

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

In large nonstick skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink. Pour off drippings. Season beef with salt; stir in spaghetti sauce, tomatoes, and red pepper. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and egg.

Spread 2 cups beef sauce over bottom of 9x13" baking dish. Arrange 4 uncooked lasagna noodles lengthwise in single layer. Place 5th noodle across end of baking dish, breaking noodle to fit dish. Press noodles into sauce.

Spread entire cottage cheese mixture over noodles. Sprinkle with 1 cup mozzarella cheese and top with 1 1/2 cups beef sauce. Arrange remaining noodles in single layer; press lightly into suace. Top with remaining beef sauce.

Bake (uncovered) 45 minutes or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top; tent lightly with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 minutes; cut into 12 squares.

(May be baked and frozen. When ready to serve, thaw in refrigerator several hours. Tent lightly with foil and heat at 350` until hot through.)

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