Spaghetti Lasagne

Recipe by CoolChef
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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 9X13 pan
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Brown and drain the ground beef.
  • Add spaghetti sauce, basil, italian seasoning and crushed red pepper to ground beef.
  • Heat the sauce and ground beef mixture on low-medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beginning to bubble.
  • Boil 1 pound of spaghetti in water adding a tablspoon of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 2 teaspoons of butter to water.
  • Melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter (use real butter, not margarine) in a separate bowl or cup in the microwave.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the container of cottage cheese, 3/4 cup of parmesan cheese, eggs, and melted butter, and stir until well combined.
  • When pasta is boiled, drain and combine with the cottage cheese mixture in a large bowl, stirring and mixing the contents together well.
  • In a greased 9" X 13" deep lasagne pan, add the combined mixture of pasta and cottage cheese from above, spread evenly in pan. Note: If using a shallow pan, you may wish to divide into 2 pans.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of of mild cheddar cheese over the pasta.
  • Evenly spread the spaghetti sauce / ground beef mixture over top.
  • Evenly spread 3 cups of mozzarella cheese over the top of the sauce mixture. You can increase or decrease the cheese amounts in the recipe to suit your taste.
  • Sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese (or desired amount).
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake at 350 (preheated) oven for 30-45 minutes or until bubbly, remove foil for last 10-15 minutes of baking until cheese is beginning to brown on edges.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for 15 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy. Leftovers can be wrapped up with saran wrap in individual serving sizes and frozen for later use.
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