By * Pamela * on April 18, 2003
Photo by * Pamela *
Photo by * Pamela *
"Easy to make and freezes great! I would recommend baking it before freezing to blend flavours.**edited on October 24 to add instructions for Once a Month Cooking (see step 11). These is great to make during a cooking blitz especially when you are already making a traditional lasagne. It is easy to cook up some additional noodles and make this at the same time.**"
Serving Size: 1 (270 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"You can use any kind of cheese and this is tasty. It absolutly freezes well and is a great use for leftover potatoes. Well done"
"Super yummy!!! Everyone loved it, and at this house that's really saying something :)"
"Excellent! Definitely better when baked ahead and reheated, as the recipe states."
"Vegan-ized it because of my dairy allergy and seriously dislike of bacon (GASP!), and it was amazing. The whole family LOVES it. Thanks!"
"Great recipe as is but I use a pound of bacon. This is cold weather comfort food! Wow!"
"I love having this in the freezer for a quick dish! Thanks for sharing!"
"This was delicious. I made a little bit too much filling so added an extra layer, it was a very heart meal. I added onion powder to the cottage cheese layer as well.
I crumbled real bacon on top cause I don't like bacon bits. Fantastic when reheated after freezing."
"As in some of the other reviews I didn't love the bacon bits, a bit too crunchy and the pink colour leached into the potato a bit, but it would be nice with real bacon instead. I would also probably add some milk or sour cream to the potato mixture to make it a bit creamier. Overall this recipe was a refreshing, interesting and different idea."
"Great taste! Made it just as written except I decided to add some milk over the whole thing because it was looking kinda dry. I froze half so we'll see in a few weeks how good the leftovers are. I won't be using bacon bits again... they add a crunch, but they simple are not food to me. Thanks!"
"This recipe had great flavor and both myself and my DH really liked it. I used the no-cook lasagna noodles because it's what I had on hand. These usually work great in my regular lasagna making, but the noodles came out a little chewy in this recipe. I also doubled the potato mixture and the cottage cheese mixture and did 4 total layers. I think it wouldn't be enough filling for us without this extra filling. Will definitely make this again though!"
"This was fabulous. I split it into two different pans and put one in the freezer....I am glad I read the reviews because....1. I forgot to reserve bacon for the top 2. someone said it needed a little zip...SO....in my cottage cheese mix I added garlic, parsley and instead of onion salt I used have onion powder(not salt) and 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon. I added a layer of chicken on top of the potato layer as I wanted more protein to balance it all. Seriously, this was so good...I may sneak my freezer meal out while my family is out of town this weekend."
"This was really good! I don't eat bacon so we used vegetarian sausage in its place...apart from that, we followed this recipe as written. This was really filling and tasty, and the leftovers were good, too. Thanks for sharing!"
"Flavor was alright but DH and I thought it could have used a little spicing up. Also, would definitely use real bacon instead of bacon bits as the red dye leached out and colored everything a horrible Pepto Bismal pink color. I personally didn't like it but am used to flavors that pack more heat and punch. May try it again but definitely spiced up and with real bacon all around."
"My family and i loved this recipe. Fabulous!!!!"
"Great meal! The whole family loved it!! Even made out with two lunches for DH and one for me...yummy. The only thing I did differently was used instant potatoes to save time. Next time I think I will double the ingredients to end up with a thicker lasagna (height-wise). And I liked cookinpotter's idea of mixing them all together, may try that next time too."
"We just got done eating this for dinner along w/ some steamed veggies and man was it good and the kids went nuts for it! I made it pretty much as written w/ a couple minor changes. I used real bacon instead of bacon bits (mixed it all in the potato mix so didn't have any for the top - OOPS!), added fresh garlic to both layers, and added an extra egg to my cottage cheese mix as mine seemed a little too liquidy. i also didn't print out the recipe, made it from memory so the amounts were off a little but this recipe is so forgiving i don't think you can mess it up. Next time i think i'll add some green onion to it too. i did divide both mixtures in 1/2 and put some of both in each layer, that's how i do my regular lasagna and it just seemed strange to have separate thing in each layer - just personal preference i think. this has been on my to-try list for over a year, now i wish i'd tried it sooner!"
"Didn't use any bacon bits or bacon (SIL who is a vegetarian) and used onion powder instead of actual onions but this is a GREAT recipe. Just have to make sure that your potatoes are smooth. Thanks for a recipe even my picky DD will eat!"
"This was a fantstic recipe. My hubby absolutly loved it. He said it was even better than his favourite recipe. I will absolutly be using this in my OAMC rotation."
"WOW! What a hit! I was worried that this would be dry, without any sauce. So, I saved some pasta water to pour on this, maybe 1/4 cup total. This was so moist and filling! The taste was out of this world. I used part onion powder, and garlic salt, instead of onion salt. I also used organic peppered bacon, this added a nice rounded flavor with the real bacon and potatos! This was wonderful. I served 6 adults and 3 kids with this meal. A budget friendly meal also. Thank you for your post, and I'll be making this part of our 5 week meal plan."
"It was just Ok for us. I used garlic flavored mashed potatoes and it was still so-so."