Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 35 mins
Cook 35 mins

I literally threw this together at the last minute when my husband was coming home early from work one night. We really enjoyed it, and I hope you do as well. This could easily work with beef, it's just that I had ground lamb on hand that evening, and we both liked the flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Meat sauce:.
  3. Saute onions and garlic until translucent.
  4. Add lamb and seasonings, incorporating into onion mix; brown.
  5. Drain off any additional fat the lamb throws.
  6. Add jar of sauce, balsamic, sugar and cayenne pepper.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Cheese sauce:.
  9. Put basil leaves, garlic, olive oil and salt in a Cuisinart; pulse until pesto consistency.
  10. Stir pesto into cottage cheese, season with any additional salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Assembly:.
  12. It's really up to you, I usually do meat- mozzarella -noodles -cottage cheese- noodles- meat- mozzarella- parmesan.
  13. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes, then uncover and bake until golden and bubbly.