Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins
All the goodness of lasagna without having to mess with those darn lasagna noodles and about half the work! My family loves this recipe. I make it every couple of weeks.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1⁄2 cup chopped onion
- 1 dash minced garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 3⁄4 cups favorite spaghetti sauce (I use chunky mushroom & garlic)
- 6 ounces spiral noodles, cooked and drained
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
- grated parmesan cheese
- Brown beef with onion, garlic and salt; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce, simmer until heated. Remove 1 cup meat sauce & set aside. Stir noodles into remaining sauce. Place 1/2 noodle mixture into greased 2qt. casserole dish. Cover w/ cottage cheese and 1 cup mozzarella. Add remaining noodle mixture, top with reserved meat sauce and remaining mozzarella. Sprinkle w/ parmesan cheese. Bake covered at 350degrees for 20-25min. Let stand about 5 min before serving.
Very yummy, though probably takes more time than assembling and actual lasagna with no-boil noodles. But, since time wasn't an issue for me, no big deal. ;) I did double the recipe for my hungry boys. I used ricotta and cottage cheese for the middle layer. We really liked that creaminess. Everyone enjoyed this. Thanx!