This is not the healthiest recipe in the world, but it is oh SO good! (Everything in moderation, right)?If you are trying to lure people to come over to your house, tell them you are making Aunt Jaymie’s lasagna and company will be knocking at your door. It certainly works for Anni and Roman.
- 1lb. package lasagna noodles
- 1lb. Italian sausage
- Large bottle of spaghetti sauce such as Prego
- 16 oz small curd cottage cheese
- 1 egg
- 12 slices American cheese
- 2 cup package shredded mozzarella
- Cook noodles. Drain & rinse. Put a little water back in the pot & straighten out the noodles until you’re ready to use them.
- Remove sausage from casing & brown, pouring off fat. Reserve 1 ½ cups of sauce in a bowl & pour the rest into the pan with the drained sausage.
- Add cottage cheese and egg. Mix well.
- Grease a 13 x 9” pan. Pour in ½ cup of reserved plain sauce, saving the rest for later. Place a layer of noodles over this. Depending on the size of your pan, it may take 3 noodles & sometimes half of another for the width, plus part of a noodle at the top of the pan. Just cut up noodles to fit until you’ve covered the pan.
- Add half of sauce with sausage, etc.
- Cover with 6 slices of American Cheese.
- Cover with another layer of noodles, piecing to fit pan.
- Add rest of sauce.
- Cover with 6 more slices of cheese.
- Cover with another layer of noodles, piecing to fit.
- Spread remaining reserved plain sauce over the top.
- Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella, if you’re baking it right away.
- You can bake this now, or refrigerate it, covered with foil. If you decide to bake it later, don’t put on the mozzarella.
- When ready to serve, bake it at 350, covered with foil, for about 30-40 minutes, until it starts to bubble. If it’s been in the refrigerator, it will take about 10 extra minutes to bake.
- Remove foil. Sprinkle mozzarella on top & continue baking until bubbly & cheese is melted, about 15 minutes more.
- Take out of the oven & let it sit for 15 minutes or longer before you cut it. Otherwise it is too runny.