Italian Lasagna for 2

10 Nov

Ingredients for the best lasagna!

As the wife of a man whose favorite food is Italian I am always trying to master a new dish.  His favorite is spaghetti but this homemade lasagna ranks a close second.  Hands down it is the best I’ve ever had even if I did make it. 😉   It is also fairly simple but does take a little while.  I would allow 1.5 hours from when you enter the kitchen to when you place it on the dining room table.  (That should give you plenty of time to chase a baby, prepare a salad, clean up the kitchen, exercise, etc.) 

Remove the casings from 2 Italian sausage links and crumble in a small skillet. Add 1/4 c. choped onion and 1 garlic clove minced. Cook over medium until meat is no longer pink.

Add 1 can (14.5oz) of undrained diced tomatoes, 1/4 c. tomato paste OR ketchup, 3/4 t. sugar, 1/2 t. basil, 1/4 t. salt, 1/8 t. crushed red pepper flakes, and 1/8 t. pepper

Cook 4 lasagna noodles according to package directions and drain.

Combine 1 beaten egg, 3/4 c. cottage cheese (or ricotta), and 1 T. parsley.

In a loaf pan spread 1/3 c. red sauce.  Trim noodles to fit the dish.  Layer 1/3 of the noodle pieces, top with 1/3 of the remaining sauce, 1/3 cottage cheese and 3 T. mozzarella cheese.  Repeat these layers twice.

Bake at 375 covered for 30 minutes.  Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.  Let stand 15 minutes before serving.  Enjoy!

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5 Responses to “Italian Lasagna for 2”

  1. Renee November 10, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    Sounds yummy, I’ll have to try this recipe out!

    • emersonfamily November 11, 2010 at 2:35 am #

      Let me know how it turns out! You could probably also easily double it and freeze one (if you have 2 loaf pans). I haven’t tried that though but I think it would work. 🙂

  2. laurapete November 10, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    I’ll let Pete know about this. It looks delicious. You know I wasn’t hungry until you sent me this link lol.

  3. Melinda Emerson November 11, 2010 at 2:14 am #

    thank you for feeding my hungry boy…

  4. Mom November 11, 2010 at 4:30 am #

    You don’t have to cook the noodles. You can layer them in the lasagna raw, and cover with foil. Add about 15 min. extra to the baking time. I also let mine stand 15 minutes before cutting into it. Looks yummy!!

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