Family Favorites..,Lazy Day Lasagna

Clockwise, bottom left:  Ready for the oven, baked, 5 ingredients, ready to eat.
This may be the first lasagna recipe you tasted – a classic from the Better Homes & Gardens 1968 plaid cookbook.  It’s not Italian lasagna – it’s really American lasagna.
 It’s simple and quick – not the usual production for more sophisticated recipes – really only 5 ingredients.  It's also a small recipe - only 4 servings.  Use your favorite bottled or canned sauce.  We like Barilla noodles; they are manufactured in Ames, Iowa. Be sure you wipe the moisture from your cooked noodles before assembling the casserole.  I confess I just had to sprinkle a little parmesan on top the last few minutes of baking although the recipe didn’t call for it.  This is even better if it is assembled in the morning and refrigerated; as it sets up better.  Although cottage cheese is one grocery item that has increased in price this year, this is still an economical main dish.
                             Lazy Day Lasagna
  6            ounces  lasagna noodle
     1/4     teaspoon  dried oregano -- crushed
  15          ounces  spaghetti sauce with meat
  1            cup  cottage cheese -- cream style
  6            ounces  mozzarella cheese -- thinly sliced
Cook noodles in boiling, salted water according to package directions; drain.  Add oregano to spaghetti sauce.
In greased 10 x 6 x 1 1/2" baking dish, make layers in order half each noodles, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese slices and spaghetti sauce.  Repeat.
Bake in moderate oven 375° about 30 minutes.  Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
4 servings
2014 Cost:  $3.93 or 99¢ per serving
Per Serving: 395 Calories; 13g Fat (30.4% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 43g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 43mg Cholesterol; 924mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Fat.

1 comment:

  1. I would have to double it for the grandkids and add meat!


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