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Cooking For The Freezer: Make Ahead Lasagna

The.Kitchen.Witch's picture
This is an amazing lasagna recipe, if I do say so myself :-) It's easy to put together, freezes like a dream, and is an absolute crowd pleaser!
Ingredients
  Lasagna noodles 250 Gram (1 package, no bake)
  Sweet italian sausages 1 Pound
  Lean ground beef 3⁄4 Pound
  Onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), minced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crush
  Canned tomatoes 540 Milliliter (540 ml can Aylmer's or Aylmer's Accents (flavour of your choice) diced tomatoes)
  Tomato paste 6 Ounce
  Spaghetti sauce 26 Ounce
  White sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Dried basil leaves 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 1⁄4 Tablespoon (1 tablespoon +1/2 teaspoon)
  Ground black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fresh parsley/Frozen spinach 4 Tablespoon, chopped
  Cottage cheese 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Italian cheese 500 Gram (four cheese italiano cheese blend)
  Parmesan cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), grated
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

MAKING
2. For meat sauce, place a sauce pan over medium high heat, add onion, sausage, garlic, and ground beef in it. Stir and cook until browned.
3. Throw seasoning, salt, pepper, herbs, tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, and spaghetti sauce in it. Mix it well.
4. In a separate bowl, combine parsley, cottage cheese, egg, salt and seasoning.
5. In a baking pan, ladle meat sauce, and spread it evenly.
6. Layer uncooked noodles, and then top it with cottage cheese mixture, followed by meat sauce.
7. Sprinkle four cheese over the meat mixture. Top it with parmesan, and repeat the layers until all the ingredients are used.
8. Cover the dish with a tin foil. Place it in the refrigerator.

FINALIZING
9. Take it out of the refrigerator before you wish to serve, bake it in oven for 1 hour.

SERVING
10. Serve it hot with a glass of wine.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Lasagna
Occasion: 
Super Bowl
Ingredient: 
Sausage
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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