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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Noodle Lasagna


I cannot remember where I found this recipe but with my additions it has replaced my Lasagna recipe which I worked on and tweaked for years! My husband loves it which is a plus!

I have always put cottage and cream cheese in my Lasagna, not traditional by any means but we loved it. This recipe adds sour cream which gives it a unique tang! I am going to give you the recipe with my tweaks and additions.

1 bag of No Yolk Noodles or some brand of broad noodles
2 tbl butter
1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb hot Italian sausage (I used hot Italian chicken sausage)
3 small cans (8 oz) of tomato sauce or a jar of your favorite tomato sauce
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms, I used Crimini
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz cottage cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp thyme
1 tbl dried oregano
1 tbl dried basil
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder and onion powder
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 cup green onions chopped
1/2 yellow onion chopped
1 cup cheddar shredded
1 cup mozzarella or Jack cheese shredded

Cook noodles al dente, they should still be firm, I cooked for about 2/3 the recommended time, drain and rinse with cold water, set aside

Cook your pork and hamburger with the diced onions and the mushrooms until the meat is no longer pink, drain fat and return to the heat, add the sauce and the spices and simmer on low for 30 minutes or so

In the meantime combine the cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream and green onions

Butter a casserole dish and place a layer of the noodles across the bottom, I used half my noodles

Place half the cream cheese mixture on top then half the grated cheeses, then a layer of meat (save a bit of the grated cheeses for later)

Repeat ending up with the meat mixture on top

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or so, placing the remaining cheese on about 10 minutes before it is done.

Let rest for a couple minutes and serve!

4 comments:

MaryBeth said...

We love a good lasagna at our house, I think Ed makes the best I have ever had in my life. This recipe would be a close second..looks great Cheryl!

Jeff @ Cheese-Burger.net said...

This lasagna recipe has a unique twist to it. It's worth a try.

Marjie said...

Perfect for a cold winter's night! Happy New Year, Cheryl! Hope your health is good and stays that way all year!

Pam said...

Hey lady...hope all is well! This lasagna looks really tasty and I love that you don't have to deal with large lasagna noodles. xoxo