Prep 25 mins
Cook 55 mins
I found this in a email group and can't wait to try it. Here are the author's notes "Lasagna's always been a family favorite," explains Catherine Yoder of New Paris, Indiana. "But since my children and husband aren't very fond of some veggies, I started 'sneaking' them into this dish and they hardly notice! It feeds a crowd and is great for potlucks or family reunions."
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 16 ounces frozen california-blend frozen vegetables
- 2 eggs
- 3 cups cottage cheese
- 26 ounces spaghetti sauce
- 12 no-boil lasagna noodles
- 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink.
- Meanwhile, cook vegetables according to package directions; drain.
- Finely chop the vegetables; place in a bowl. Stir in eggs and cottage.
- cheese; set aside.
- Drain beef; stir in spaghetti sauce. Spread 2 cups meat mixture into.
- a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Top with four noodles.
- Spread half of the vegetable mixture to edges of noodles. Layer with 2.
- cups meat mixture and 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Top with four noodles,.
- remaining vegetable mixture and 2 cups meat mixture. Layer with.
- remaining noodles, meat mixture and mozzarella.
- Cover and bake at 375° for 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes.
- longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 15 minutes before.
- cutting. Yield: 10-12 servings.
I haven't tried this yet, but I have the original recipe from Simple and Delicious magazine and the recipe calls for 2 jars (26 ounces each) of the spaghetti sauce.
A nice lasagna and enjoyed the vegetables in the cottage cheese mixture. I thawed the veges in the microwave and chopped them into pretty small pieces. The no bake lasagna noodles were really good and cooked great in the lasagna. I used a can of Hunts garlic and herb spaghetti sauce but next time I think I would like more sauce in the ground beef. Also doubled the amount of cheese and it made a nice creamy sauce when baked with the cottage cheese mix. Couldnt really taste a big vegetable flavor but knew there was something there adding a bit of crunch. Thank you for posting Candle Lover. Made and reviewed for PAC Fall 2008.