Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Inside-Out Lasanga

Here is a recipe that I use my Meat Sauce with.

You will need:

1 package (12 oz) uncooked noodles.  We usually use bow-tie but we had shells.  It was pretty good with the shells.
1 serving Meat Sauce, thawed
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
4 eggs
1 container (16 oz) cottage cheese.  I always use cottage cheese instead of ricotta when it calls for it.  You may use which ever you like.
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz) grated Parmesan cheese
1 container (8 oz) cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black peper
Dash of nutmeg.  This really makes it!  :0)

Preheat oven to 350*  Cook pasta according to package directions

Mix your meat sauce, tomato sauce and Italian seasoning.  Set aside.

Lightly beat eggs. Add cheeses, salt, pepper and nutmeg.  Mix well.

To assemble, put pasta into the bottom of a 9x13 pan.  Top with meat mixture.  Top with cheese mixture.  Bake uncovered 1 hour or until cheese is set and slightly browned.

This is a good make ahead recipe.  Just pull it out and let it come to room temp, about 30 min, then bake the same way but add 10-15 minutes.

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