Thursday, January 15, 2009


16 oz. whole wheat lasagna noodles
2 TBSP butter
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups (or 2 6 oz. cans) tomato paste
5 cups crushed tomatoes
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
16 oz. cottage cheese
1 lb. Swiss cheese, sliced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions.  While lasagna is cooking, melt butter in large skillet and add onion and garlic.  Cook gently for 5 minutes, then add sausage.  Stir frequently until sausage is cooked through.  Stir in tomato paste, tomatoes, and spices.  Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes.  Grease a large baking dish and using about 1/3 of each, layer meat sauce, noodles, cottage cheese, Swiss cheese and Parmesan.  Repeat 2 more times, topping with the last of the Parmesan.  Bake at 350˚ for about 35-40 minutes, until mixture is bubbly and cheese is lightly browned.

Adapted from Melissa B's Italian Lasagna recipe

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