Don’t be scared off by the long cooking time.
1/2 lb (250 g) lasagna noodles
1 pkg chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups (500 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup (50 mL) freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/2 lb (227 g) Italian sausage
1/2 lb (227 g) ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 celery, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried oregano
1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) dried basil
1 pinch hot pepper flakes
1 28 oz can (796 mL can) tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14 oz/398 ml) tomato sauce
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
1/4 tsp (1 mL) nutmeg
2 cups (500 mL) cottage cheese
1 cup (250 mL) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (125 mL) freshly grated parmesan cheese
Remove sausage from casing; crumble meat. In Dutch oven, cook sausage and beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with back of spoon, for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink; remove to plate. Spoon off all but 1 tablespoon (15 mL) fat from pot.
Cook onion, carrot, celery, garlic, oregano, basil and hot pepper flakes, stirring, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and meat; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, breaking up tomatoes and stirring often, for 20 to 25 minutes or until thickened. Add pepper.
In bowl, beat together eggs, pepper and nutmeg. Blend in cottage cheese, mozzarella and Parmesan.
In large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles for 6 to 8 minutes or until almost tender. Drain and place in cold water. Arrange in single layer on damp tea towel.
Spread 1 cup (250 mL) of the meat filling as base in greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) baking dish. Top with one-third of the noodles in single layer; spread with one-third of the remaining meat filling. Spread with half of the cheese filling, then half of the spinach. Starting with noodles, repeat layers once.
Top with remaining noodles; spread with remaining meat filling. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan. Cover loosely with foil; bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until bubbly and heated through. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
approx. per serving
- pro7 g
- total fat12 g
- sat. fat3 g
- carb11 g
- fibre2 g
- chol12 mg
- sodium392 mg
- vit A30%
- vit C45%